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Entered aceordtng to Act of Congress, in the year 1876, by 

Id the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Wasiilnuton. 

Press op Kelly, Piet A Company. 















The early records of Kent County, Maryland, which 
contain the only memorials extantof many of the first 
settlers of the Eastern Shore, are time-worn, moulder- 
ing, falling to pieces, and in a few years will become 
illegible, decay, and be lost. Upon their faded and 
perishing pages are chronicled some of the acts and 
doings of good men who have gone before us — whose 
graves are unknown — whose tombstones have disap- 
peared — and whose names are forgotten, or are no 
longer mentioned among men. 

To rescue from oblivion, to perpetuate a knowledge 
of these memorials, and to preserve a memento of our 
fathers — to whom, under Providence, we are indebted 
for the blessing of life, for all that we partake of on 
Earth and may enjoy in Heaven — was the motive 
which inspired the preparation of these pages, and 
which, though not contemplated when the foundation 
was laid, has naturally, at the request of others, led 
to the publication of this volume. 

To clothe with interest the dryasdust and barren 
details of trivial and ordinary affairs, I have endeav- 
oured — with the light afforded by ancient Tombstones, 
Wills, Parish Registers of Births, Marriages and 



Deaths, and the assistance of friends and their family 
annals — to connect, genealogically, the first settlers 
with their children — the present generation — and to 
weave, as it were, a living garland around the crumb- 
ling monuments of the dead. 

Many of the genealogies are founded, exclusively, 
upon public Records, Wills and Parish Registers of 
unquestionable authority; though they are, in some 
instances, widely at variance with venerable and long 
cherished traditions. Others are drawn out from 
private sources, which are received as authentic by 
the respective families. 

The extent, fullness and accuracy of the histories 
of families depended, in a great degree, upon the 
inclination to impart information, ability and con- 
currence of persons now living, and It is due to myself 
to say that I have gladiy embodied and added to all 
proper and reliable information furnished to me — 
and, also, which will explain omissions, that I have 
been frequently asked to omit names and family 
connexions, and that with all such requests I have 
regretfully complied. ^^ De gustibiis non est dispxi- 

With regard to the mechanical execution of the 
work, the proof-sheets were entrusted to Peter A. 
Kelly, Esq., the Superintendent of tlie Printing 
Department of Messrs. Kelly, Piet & Co. 

The copper-plate engravings were executed by 
Messrs. Anderson & Son (James M. Anderson and 
W. Scott Anderson), of Baltimore. 

The abbreviations used are b., for born, — d., for died, 
deceased, — dau., for daughter, child., for children — m., 


for married, and unm., for unmarried. In the spelling 
of names, words, etc., and capitalization, I have fol- 
lowed my originals. 

It is proper that I should express my appreciation 
of the considerate courtesy and painstaking polite- 
ness of David C. Blackiston, Esq., Clerk, and of 
Messrs. Henry C. Chase and John W. Palmer, in the 
Clerk's Office, — and of William Stevens, Esq., Regis- 
ter, and Mr. Harry Rickey, of the Register's Office, 
at Chestertown. 

Remembering, with gratitude all whose sympathy 
encouraged me in my labor of filial love, I return 
the warmest expression of my thanks to those who 
aided me in obtaining information. Their names are 
many, and are designated in the Index by (*) an 

Imperfect as this tribute is, I hope that it will be 
indulgently accepted as an humble effort to repay my 
debt of gratitude to Maryland and my native County. 

83 Edmondson Avenue, 
Baltimore, 30th December, 1876. 


Kekt County justly claims the honor of being the most 
ancient settlement, and of inheriting the oldest organized gov- 
crnment, in the State of Maryland, and as such was represented 
by Captain Nicholas Martin in the Legislative Assembly of 
Virginia, several years before the first settlement at St. Mary's, 
and before the grant of Maryland was made by Charles I to 
Ijord Baltimore. The settlement was made on Kent Island 
by a Protestant Colony, from Virginia, under the leadership 
of William Clayborne and his Chaplain, Rev. Richard James, 
of the Church of England, who was the first one who preached 
the Gospel of Christ in Maryland. They were both (Clay- 
borne and James) driven from Kent Island, and their property 
confiscated by the Lord Proprietary. 

The Kent scttlcmentj i. e. Kent county, originally embraced 
and included the whole of the Eastern Shore, and was under 
the government of an officer styled the "Commander of the 
Isle of Kent." The present limits of the county were, from 
time to time, defined by the boundaries of new counties carved 
out of her ancient domain ; thus, Talbot was taken from it in 
1661, Somerset in 1666, Cecil in 1674, Dorchester in 1669, 
Queen Anne's in 1706, Worcester in 1742, and Caroline in 
1773. In 1695 Kent Island was attached to Talbot. In 
1706 it was divorced from Talbot and given to a younger 
sister. Queen Anne's, who values the "Isle of the Olden 
Time" as the most precious jewel in her dowry — the borrowed 
pledge of her royal descent. 

When James I ascended the throne (24th March, 1603), 
Virginia was the name applied by tlie English to the whole 
Continent of North America. A patent was granted to "The 


London Company," in 1606, for lands between the thirty-eighth 
and forty-fifth degrees of north latitude. This company re- 
ceived a new charter in 1609, with the title of "The Treasurer 
and Company of Adventurers of the City of London for the 
First Colony of Virginia," and the grant of all lands north and 
south of "Cape Comfort," to the extent of two hundred miles 
in both directions, which embraced the territory of the present 
State of Maryland. A third charter, in 1611, made no change 
in the boundaries on the mainland. In 1623 a quo warranto 
was issued, and all these charters were annulled. From that 
time Virginia ceased to be a " Proprietary," and became a 
"Royal Government," subject to the pleasure of the King, to 
be dealt with as he saw fit. This decision was distasteful to the 
proud Virginians, and they did not snubmit to it cheerfully. 

Charles I granted to Cecilius Calvert, Baron of Baltimore, 
the charter for Maryland, bearing date 20th day of June, 1632, 
embracing lands which once formed part of the lands granted 
by the Virginia charter, which had been annulled, as we have 
seen, by the judgment on the writ of quo warranto in 1623. 
( Vide " The History of Maryland/^ by John Leeds Bozman^ 
Vol. Ily pp. 9-21 ; "J. Relation of Maryland, reprinted from the 
London Edition of 1635;" McJIahon, p. 5, et sub,) 

At the time of this grant of Maryland no settlement had 
been made within its prescribed limits, except upon the "Isle 
of Kent," by one William Clayborne, an influential and promi- 
nent colonist of Virginia, who had previously, the 26th day of 
August, 1624, been nominated by King James "one of the 
Counciljj^" in a commission issued to Sir Francis Wyat and 
others. When King Charles I renewed the charter for the 
government of Virginia, Clayborne was continued of the coun- 
cil and assigned to be the Secretary of State in Virginia. In 
1627, the 26th day of March, Clayborne was again, for special 
reasons, reappointed Secretary of the State. It is fair to pre- 
sume that he was a man of liberal education and of unusual 
ability. During the years 1627-'28-'29 the Governor of Vir- 
ginia authorized William Clayborne, "the Secretary of State 
of this Kingdom, to explore and discover the source of the 


Chesapeake Bay, from the thirty-fourth to the forty-first 
degrees of north latitude." Under this authority, it appears, 
Claybornc made his settlement on the Isle of Kent. Afler 
this, Charles I^ in May, 1631, gave Clayborne a license "to 
trade in all the seas, coasts, harbors or territories, in or near 
to those parts of America, for the sole trade with which there 
had been no former grant from the crown." 

Under such circumstances, was the charter of Maryland 
granted to Cecilius Calvert, the 20th day of June, 1632. Lord 
Baltimore did not accompany the colonists to Maryland ; " hee 
appointed Leonard Calvert to goe Governour in his stead, with 
whom he joyned in commission Mr. Jerome Hawley and Mr. 
Thomas Cornwallis (two worthy and able gentlemen)." They 
arrived at "Point Comfort, in Virginia," the 24th day of 
February, 1634, and were treated with much "courtesie and 
humanitie" by the Governor of Virginia. William Clayborne 
welcomed them, also, with a grim salutation. "At this time 
one Captaine Cleyborne (one of the Council of Virginia), com- 
ming from the parts whether they intended to goe, told them 
that all the natives were in preparation of defense by reason of 
a rumor some had raised amongst them that six shippes were 
to come with many people, who would drive all the inhabitants 
out of the country." This was a polite declaration of war, for 
the wish was father to the thought, and Claybornc never took 
back the gage which he then threw down. 

Clayborne was fully acquainted with the scope and objects 
of the expedition. He had come to Virginia in 1621 as sur- 
veyor, and soon became a councillor. When George Calvert, 
the first Lord Baltimore, visited Virginia, in 1628-'29, and 
landed at Jamestown, the Governor (West) and Council, com- 
posed of William Clayborne and others, called him before 
them and demanded what his purpose was, being Governor of 
another plantation (New Foundland), to abandon that, and 
come thus to Virginia. He replied that he came to plant and 
to dwell. "Very willingly, my lord," they answered, "if 
your lordship will do what we have done, and what your duty 


is to do.'' Upon his refusal to take the oath of supremacy, 
they ordered him to depart. Clayborne soon followed hini to 
England, and was prompt, with his partners, William Cloberry, 
John de la Barre and David Moorhead, to remonstrate against 
the grant of Maryland to Lord Baltimore, on the ground that 
it embraced the Isle of Kent, which lie had purchased from 
the "kings of that country." When the charter was granted, 
his rage was great, and his complaints loud and deep. He 
exerted, with some success, his utmost efforts to excite the ire 
of the Virginians. Many of them proclaimed, and made it 
their familiar talk, that they would rather knock their cattle 
in the head than sell them to Maryland. His friend. Captain 
Samuel Matthews, scratching his head and stamping his foot, 
cried out, "A pox on Maryland !" 

It was on the Feast of the "Annunciation of the Blessed 
Virgin," being the 25th day of March, 1634, the "Pilgrims" 
first landed in Maryland, on an island called St. Clement by 
McSherry, but now called Blackistone's Island. The occasion 
was a solemn one, and was celebrated with such religious cere- 
monies as were becoming to an event so important to mankind. 

A fixed settlement two days afterwards, i. e. the 27th day of 
March, 1634, was made at St. Mary's, and this latter day must 
be considered as the true date of the actual settlement of this 
colony. {Vide ^^ History of Maryland," by McSherry , pp. 30 
and 32-) 

From this time until the year 1650, when the erection of new 
counties curtailed the limits of St. Mary's, the whole of the 
Western Shore was called "St. Mary's," to distinguish it from 
the Eastern Shore, or Kent. 

The grant to Lord Baltimore created great dissatisfaction 
among the colonists of Virginia, and they petitioned the King 
to restore to them their former possessions. The petition was 
finally acted upon, in the Star Chamber, in July, 1633, when 
it was adjudged by the Privy Council "that Lord Baltimore 
should be left in possession of this grant, and the petitioners to 
heir remedy at law, if they have any such." The Governor 


and Council of Virginia received the decision sullenly, and not 
in the spirit of acquiescence. They did not surrender, "rescue 
or no rescue," but bided their time. It never came. 

Clayborne did not remain idle. In March, 1634, he peti- 
tioned the Governor and Council of Virginia, asking for advice 
as to the course he should pursue, informing them that he and 
his colonists had been required to renounce their dependence 
upon and subordination to Virginia. The Governor and 
Council archly expressed surprise that such a question should 
be propounded. They said they saw no reason why he should 
surrender the Isle of Kent, and " as tlie right to my lord's 
patent is yet undetermined in England, we are bound in duty, 
and by our oaths, to maintain the rights and privileges of the 
colony. Nevertheless, in humble submission to his majesty's 
pleasure, we will keep a good correspondence with them, not 
doubting that they will not entrench upon the rights of his 
majesty's plantations." {Vide McMahon, p. 12.) They kept 
themselves quiet, and Clayborne chafed like an untamed tiger 
in leading-strings until the headstrong Harvey was removed, 
and Sir William Berkeley became Governor, in 1639. 

Clayborne refuseil to submit to the Lord's Proprietary's 
demand, and in September, 1634, he was forced to withdraw, 
and fled to Virginia; he was attainted and his property con- 
fiscated. Governor Harvey refused to surrender him to the 
authorities of Maryland or to protect him, but, under the pre- 
tense of high respect for the King's license, sent him to Eng- 
land, with the witnesses, to await the royal pleasure. Clay- 
borne never forgot or forgave this conduct of the authorities of 
Virginia, and brought it bitterly to their remembrance in 1652. 

Clayborne went to England a bitter, vindictive and unre- 
lenting enemy to the Lord Proprietary. He petitioned the 
King for a confirmation of his former license to trade, for a 
grant of other lands adjoining Kent Island, and the power to 
govern them. The King, influenced by Sir William Alexan- 
der, his Secretary for Scotland, and one of Clayborne's associ- 
ates in the license, issued a favorable order. The matter was 


finally adjudicated, in April, 1638, and determined '* that the 
right to all the territory, within which Clayborne's settlements 
were made, was vested in Lord Baltimore." 

The next year, as an liumble suppliant, he begged of the 
Governor and Council of Maryland the restitution of his con- 
fiscated property. This was sternly and harshly denied. 
Failing in this, in 1644, he instigated the Indians to make war 
upon the colony. As soon as peace was restored to the afflicted 
people, he associated himself with llichard Ingle, a proclaimed 
*^ traitor to the King," excited and led a rebellion against the 
Proprietary's government, and actually drove the Governor 
out of the colony. For more than a year he held possession of 
the government, during w^hich time many valuable records of 
the province were lost or destroyed. 

The Governor, Leonard Calvert, did not long survive his 
restoration. He died at St. Mary's the 9th day of June, 1647. 
Among his last acts, and peculiarly interesting to u?, was the 
reconstruction of the government of Kent Island. 

After this, when King Charles had been beheaded (30th 
January, 1649), and the Commonwealth was established, the 
irrepressible Clayborne, with Fuller and others, Wiis commis- 
sioned, in September, 1651, by CromwelTs Council of State, 
to subjugate the province whence he had lately been driven as 
a rebel. They wctq empowered " to reduce and govern the 
colonies within the Chesapeake Bay." Here was a fine and 
open field for Clayborne to glut his vengeance, and he was 
swift to avail himself of the opportunity. Never did a tower- 
ing hawk more eagerly swoop upon a poor, mousing owl than 
did Clayborne, straight as an arrow from the bow, seek and 
find his quarry. He paid his respects first to Virginia — per- 
formed his agreeable task of '^reduction" neatly, cleanly and 
expeditiously. Then, like a falcon, he plumed his feathers, 
and in March, 1652, borne upon the wings of the wind, 
pounced upon St. Mary's. He treated Governor Stone with 
insolent indignity, violently seized upon his commission, and 
deposed him from office. 


Clay borne then, the 29th March, 1652, appointed a council, 
of which Robert Brooke was made president and acting Gov- 
ernor, took possession of the records, and abolished the authority 
of the Proprietary. In July, 1652, Stone submitted, and was 
reinstated and permitted to retain and administer the govern- 
ment "in the name of the keepers of the liberty of England." 
Clayborne again took possession of Kent Island and Palmer's 
Island, at the mouth of the Susquehanna. Having triumphed, 
this man of Belial was master of the situation, and the power 
of Lord Baltimore was overthrown. 

A proclamation, in the name of Cromwell, was issued, dated 
22d day of July, 1654, and a commission appointed for the 
government, at the head of which was Captain William 

As soon as convenient. Lord Baltimore made an effort to 
regain his rights, and directed Stone to require all persons to 
take the "oath of fidelity" and re-establish the Proprietary 
government. This was done in the latter part of 1654, o. s. 
As soon as Clayborne heard of these proceedings, with one fell 
spring he grappled with his foes. At the battle of Providence 
(now Annapolis), 25th March, 1655, he took Stone prisoner, 
and compelled him again to submit. He condemned Stone to 
be shot, but the soldiers loved the amiable Governor, and 
refused to execute the cruel order. 

In 1658 the government was, happily, restored to the Pro- 
prietary by treaty, and the claims of Virginia and of Clay- 
borne at once and forever extinguished. 

Isle of Kent. 

This beautiful island was settled, as we have seen, between 
the years 1627 and 1630, by William Clayborne, its govern- 
ment organized as a Colony of Virginia and as such represented 
in the General Assembly of Virginia, which was " holden at 
James Citty the 21st of ffebruary 1631-2," o. s. 

It appears that, towards the latter part of the year 1637, o. 
8., the Isle of Kent had been in some measure reduced to the 


obedience of the Lord Baltimore. Clayborne had failed in his 
attempts to retain possession of it, by force, and had, as before 
stated, been sent by the Governor of Virginia to England, to 
seek what remedy he might find there. 

It now became necessary to extend and establish the civil 
authority of the Lord Proprietor over the Island, as a part of 
the Province of Maryland. Acxjordingly, on the 30th day of 
December, 1637, Leonard Calvert, Governor of Maryland, con- 
stituted and appointed his "good friend Captain GEORGE 
EVELYN, of the Isle commonly called Kent," ^'to be Com- 
mander of the said Island and the inhabitants thereof," with 
power to elect and choose a Council, and to call a " court or 
courts," to hear and determine "all causes and actions whatso- 
ever civil" not exceeding in damages or demands the value of 
ten pounds sterling, and with the criminal jurisdiction of a 
"justice of peace in England," not extending to life or mem- 
ber, etc. 

Notwithstanding, and although, Clayborne was absent, many 
of the inhabitants did not hesitate to express their contempt for 
and resist the constituted authorities ; and it was deemed neces- 
sary that the Governor, assisted by Captain Thomas Cornwaleys, 
one of the Council, and a competent armed force, should pro- 
ceed to the Island and reduce its seditious inhabitants, by martial 
law if necessary. 

The Governor thought the emergency a serious one; and he 
appointed Mr. John Lewger, his secretary, to act in his stead 
during his absence from St. Mary's. 

On the 22nd day of April, 1638, Governor Calvert appointed 
WILLIAM BRAINTH WAYTE, to be " Commander of the 
Isle of Kent in all matters of warfare by sea and land neces- 
sary to the resistance of the enemy or suppression of mutinies 
and insolencies," in all matters civil and criminal to exercise the 
jurisdiction of a Justice of the Peace, to hold a court or courts, 
and to hear and determine all causes civil "not exceeding in 
damages or demands to the value of one thousand weight of 


A General Assembly met at the Fort of St. Mary's (on Mon- 
day, the 25th of February, 1638-1639, n. s). Mr. Nicholas 
Browne, planter, and Mr. Christopher Thomas appeared, among 
the Burgesses, as the delegates from Kent. Their credentials, 
the returns from the Isle of Kent, were certified by twenty- 
four (24) signatures. Supposing these signatures to have been 
the names of all the male heads of families, then on the Isle of 
Kent, as they most probably were, it would afford a tolerable 
datum from which might be inferred the aggregate white popu- 
lation of the Island at this period of time. Accounting five to 
a family, the usual computation, the population would amount 
to one hundred and twenty souls. 

At this Assembly (1638-39) the powers of the Commander 
were more clearly ascertained, and a " Court of Record^^ was 
erected, to be called— the HUNDRED COURT OF KENT; 
of which the Commander of the Island was to be the judge, 
and from which court an appeal lay to the County Court at St. 
Mary's, Provision was also made for the Supreme Court at 
St. Mary's to sit occasionally on the Isle of Kent. 

In consequent of dangers arising from the hostility of the 
''salvages," ''Captain GILES BRENT, Esqr.y one of the 
Council," was commissioned, February 3rd, 1639, o. s., to be 
Commander of the Isle of Kent," with military powers. This 
was for special and temporary purposes. He remained on the 
Isle, in commission, but a few months, for it appears that on 
the 14th day of August, 1640, William BRAixxinvAYTE was 
acknowledged by the Governor as Commander of the Isle, and 
"Giles Brent, gent.y^ as the " treasurer of our province." 

The Indians had again l>ecome so hostile that the Governor 
on the 10th day of July, 1641, issued his proclamation, pro- 
hibiting all persons whatsoever " to harbour or entertain any 
Indian," under pain of the penalties oi martial laic, and declar- 
ing it " lawful to any inhabitant whatsoever of the Isle of Kent 
to shoot, wound, or kill any Indian whatsoever coming upon 
the said island." 
On the 16th day of December, 1642, MR. GILES BRENT, 



was appointed^ by commission^ "to be Commander of our Isle 
and COUNTY OF K^NT; to be Chief Captain in all mat- 
ters of warfare; and to be Chief Judge in all matters and 
things civil and criminal, happening within the said Island, 
not extending to life or member or freehold." In the same 
commission, also, '* William Ludington, Richard Thompson, 
and Robert Vaughan, gent., were appointed to be commission- 
ers within our said island to all powers and eiFects as to com- 
missioners of a county by the law of the province do or shall 
belong." Commissioners of a county appear to have been then 
considered as having, not only the powers of conservators of 
the peace at common law, but as thereby authorized to hold a 
county court. These gentlemen seem, therefore, to have been 
now first authorized to hold a county court in the Isle of Kent. 

If any such court was held by them the record, and all evi- 
dence of it, has been lost. 

The Isle of Kent, whilom, the proud but beautiful Virgin 
Queen of the Chesapeake, was now joined in the bonds of holy 
wedlock with Maryland ; changing her state, she also changed 
her name, and together with all her possession's will hereafter 
be known as 


until irreverent hands carved away with invisible lines her 
ancient domains; and herself, sole relic of the olden time, 
deprived of her marriage crown, was given as a dowry to the 
daughter of her elder sister. 

As seen before, about this time, 1644, William Clayborne 
was at his old tricks, troubling the Colony, prowling about and 
instigating the Indians to make war upon the inhabitants. 
Governor Calvert was much alarmed ; accordingly, about the 
Ist of December, he sent a reconnoitering expedition, under the 
command of Mark Pheypo and John Genalles to spy out the 
land, and " to enquire whether Captain Clayborne, or any other, 
have made any disturbance of the peace, or committed any out- 
rage upon the island, and to learn what force he did it with. 


and what strength he is of there at sea or shore, and what his 
intents further be, and how long he means to stay." They were 
also authorized to publish a proclamation declaring Captain 
William Clayborne, Esq., and Richard Thompson, enemies of 
the Province, etc. The result of this expedition is not known. 
Clayborne did not show his teeth on that occasion ; he was not 
ready to bite. 

Another expedition was sent against William Clayborne, 
who had again resorted to open force to regain his former 
possessions. We have before seen him, immediately after the 
dissolution of the old charters of Virginia, placed in the con- 
spicuous stations of Councillor and Secretary of that province. 
He had also, in the year 1642, experienced the King's favor in 
appointing him to the office of " King's treasurer within the 
dominion 'of Virginia during his lifeJ' We may, therefore, 
consider him as having been for some years past an inhabitant 
of Virginia, agreeably performing the duties of his office; but 
now, for interested purposes, he had forsaken his King and 
benefactor, and arrayed himself under the banner of the Par- 
liament. It is not improbable but that he acted also under 
the ordinance of Parliament, of November, 1643, whereby the 
superintendence of the colonies was invested in the Earl of 
Warwick, with a council of five peers and twelve commoners, 
who were authorized " to nominate, appoint and constitute all 
such subordinate governors, councillors, officers and agents, as 
they shall judge to be best affededy and most fit and serviceable 
for the said plantations, and to remove others." Interest is a 
powerful persuader of the affections, and they might, with con- 
fidence, count upon " one Oaptaine William Clayborne." 

WILLIAM BRAINTHWAYTE, Esq., was again, on the 
Ist day of January, 1644, o. «., commissioned "to be Com- 
mander of Kent, with all authority, civil and criminal, which 
heretofore to any commander hath belonged, and in absence to 
depute such person as he shall think fit, and John Wyat, 
Bobert Vaughan, gent., John Abbott, William Cox, commis- 


In the early part of the year 1647, o. s., Governor Calvert 
proceeded to reclaim and reduce Kent Island to the obedience 
of the Lord Proprietary. "VVe have no information as to the 
circumstances, whether peacefully or otherwise, attending the 
repossession of the island. All that we know is that the 
inhabitants "submitted themselves again to his Lordship's 
government,^' and took the oath of fealty to Lord Baltimore. 

The most of Clayborne's adherents fled to parts unknown, 
an act thought to be "acceptable to God, not displeasing to 
his Majesty, and an assured happiness unto this colony." 

Some few, however, remained, took the oath of fealty, and 
were pardoned, the 16th of April, 1647. Their names were 
Thomas IJradnox, Edward Comins, John Metham, Tliomas 
Belt, llobert Short, Francis Lumbard, John Ayres, Zachary 
Wade, Richard Catesford, Edward I-^annin and Walter Joanes. 

Governor Calvert, also, the 18th day of April, 1647, o. «., 
commissioned Kobert Vaughan, gent., to be "chief captain 
and commander," under him (the Governor), " of all the militia 
of the Isle of Kent, and with it to command and execute what- 
soever shall l>e by him thought requisite for the said island 
against all intestine mutinies or seditions;" invested him with 
the power of martial law ; " provided that where the offense 
shall deserve the forfeiture of life or member, that such offender 
for his trial be referred, and judgment to the provincial coui't, 
to be held by his Lordship's Govo-nor and Council of this 
province." He further authorized " the said Captain Robert 
Vaughan to award all process necessary, according to the law 
and custom of this province," etc. ; and he also authorized the 
Siiid Captain Robert Vaughan, William Cox, Thomas Brad- 
nox, Edward Comins, Philip Conner and Francis Brooke, 
gent., or the major part of them, whereof the said Robert 
Vaughan to be always one, to hear, try and judge, according 
to the laws of this province, all actions and causes civil," 
except "where the freehold of any one shall come in ques- 
tion," provided that it shall be lawful for any man, at any 
time before execution served, " to appeal unto the provincial 


court; " and he also invested them with criminal jurisdiction, 
"excepting when the life or members of any one person shall 
come in question." 

Before the Governor left the island, he issued, on the 20th 
April, 1647, another commission " to Captain Robert Vaughan 
and the rest of the commissioners of the Isle of Kent,*' requir- 
ing them to cause all the property "belonging unto any of the 
late rebels," those who " had fled from thence or were remain- 
ing," who had refused " to take the oath of fealty,'* " to be 
attached and kept in safe custody," etc. 

After his return to St. Mary's, on the 8th of May, he issued 
a proclamation prohibiting the departure of any person out of 
the province without leave, or the entertainment of any stranger, 
" until they had been first at the fort of St. Inigoes." 

He ftirther authorized Captain Vaughan, by commission 
dated the 31st of May, " to collect, demand and receive, for 
the use of the Lord Proprietary, all customs, confiscations, 
forfeitures and escheat, by any means and at any time, due to 
his said Lordship upon the said island," and also by two 
other commissions, to Mr. Francis Brooke, he was required to 
take into his custody " all neat cattle belonging to his Lord- 
ship in the said island," and particularly "all the estate of 
John Abbott, late of said island." 

These were the last acts of Governor Leonard Calvert. A 
few days afterwards, on the 9th of June, 1647, he died, after 
having appointed, by a verbal nomination, Mr. Thomas Greene 
as his successor. 

Having now faithfully traced, by the light of general his- 
tory, the History of Kent County from its first settlement, I 
will now confine myself to the channel marked out by 
The Oldest Extant Record of Kent County. 

It commences "on ye 3rd of January, 1647," o. «., to illus- 
trate and impart a knowledge of which is the sole and proper 
iDOtive of the preparation and publication of these pages. 




Section 1. *' By virtue of an Act of Assembly Entituled An 
Act for Repairing the Damages already sustained in the Records 
of the Land, Secretary's, Commissary's and County Court 
OflBces and for the security of the same Records for the future, 
made at a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of 
Annapolis the Seventeenth Day of July, Anno Dom. seventeen 

hundred and sixteen. 

" By Virtue whereof the Commissioners for Kent County mett 
at the Court house in the Town of Chester in said County 
this Day of in the twelfth Year of the 

Dominion of CHARLES, Absolute Lord and Prop'ry of the 
Province of Maryland, and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore— 
Anno Dom, seventeen hundred twenty and seven. Being present 
Mr. Lambert Wilmer, Mr. Thomas Ringgold, Mr. Abraham 
Redgrave, Mr. William Frisby, Mr. Frederick Hanson, Mr. 
James Wilson Junr., Mr. John Evans, and Mr. George Skirven. 
" The above Comm'rs, inspecting into the Record Books of 
the aforesaid County, do adjudge that reparations are needful! 
in what relates to Land and that the same be Transcribed by 
James Smith of the aforesaid County, which are as follows, viz: 

Mr. Lambert Wilmer, 

Mr. Thoms. Ringgold, 

Mr. Abram. Redgrave, 

Mr. William Frisby, 

Mr. Fredk. Hanson, 

Mr. Jams. Wilson Junr. 

Mr. John Evans, 
^ Mr. Geo. Skirven, 
" The aforesaid James Smith proceeds to Transcribe out of an 
old Record Book what relates to Land as follows, viz — Liber A. 
No. 1, page 1." 

»o o 



16 OLD KENT. [Sec. 2, 3. 



Sec. 2. The first entry in Liber A., Court Proceedings 
OF Kent County, is as follows, viz : 

" At a Court holdcn for this Island, at Mr. Philip Conier 
his house, on ye 3rd of January, 1647, 

^'Present, Capt. ROBERT VAUGHAN, Commander, Mr. 
Thomas Bradnox, Mr. Philip Coxier, Mr. Ed. Commins, 
Mr. Francis Brooke." 

The first case is thus recorded : 

"John Metham complaineth against Francis Lumbard, in 
an action of debt to the value of four hundred pounds of 
tobacco and cask, and for this he bringeth his siiit." 

" The Court ordereth, that the plaintiff shall recover one hun- 
dred pounds of tobacco and cask, and the defendant to recover 
of Ed. Commins ninety pounds of tobacco and cask." Fol. 1. 

The next case is that of John Winchester, who complain- 
eth against Edward Commins, gent, "in an action of slander," 
and claims " five thousand pounds of tobacco and cask." " War- 
rant granted." 

" The Court ordereth that the defendant shall ask the Wife of 
the plaintiff forgiveness in open court, for the slander, and like- 
wise to pay to the woman 500 lbs. of tobacco and cask in satis- 
faction, with Court charges." Fol. 1. 

Sec. 3. "At a Court held for this Island the 20th day of 
January, 1648, 

''Preiient, Capt. ROBERT VAUGHAN, Mr. Philip Con- 
ner, Mr. Nicholas Browne. 

" Capt. Robert Vaughan, Commander of this Island, com- 
plaineth against William I^ut, planter, for that the said William 
Ijaut hath uttered divers reviling, and upbraiding speeches 
against the person of the said Capt. Vaughan, and his authority, 
full of insolency, arrogancy, and pride, inciting and animating 
thereby those people committed to his charge to sedition and 
rebellion, and the lessening of his power and authority, for 
which fact of his, the said Capt. Robt. Vaughan requires the said 
Laut may be censured and punished, as the foulness thereof 
shall by this Court be found to deserve. Warrant issued. 

" The Court ordered, that the Defendant should confess him- 
self sorry for his fact committed in open Court and the action to 
be dismissed." Fol. 12. 

John Winchester, of the Isle of Kent, styles himself** Cord- 
wainer."— /6zd. 

Henry Morgan was Sheriff in Jan., 164S.— Ibid Fol. 13. 

Sec. 4.] OLD KENT. 17 


Sec. 4. "January 13th, 1648. 

" I do appoint Jacliary Wade to be my lawful Attorney to sue 
for, recover, and receive all debts belonging unto me, and also 
to demand the Lord Proprietary his rent corn, and to give dis- 
charge for the same, and what my said Attorney shall do therein, 
I do hereby ratify and confirm. 

« Witness my hand, MARGARET BRENT.'' 

Liber A. C. P., Folio 14. 

Sec. 4, A. The Brents. Mr. Giles Brent and Mr. 
Mr. FuLK Brent, brothers, with their two sisters, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Brent and Mrs. Mary Brent, came into the province 
of Maryland, the 22nd day of November, 1638, and were in 
some way by blood, aflSnity or friendship connected with the 
family of Lord Baltimore. They brought with them a consid- 
erable number of servants of both sexes. 

Mrs. Margaret Brent was the first woman who ever claimed 
the right of suffrage in America. 

There are many descendants of Giles Brent now living in 
Maryland and Virginia. An article in De Bow's Review, of 
May, 1859, contains a very interesting sketch of the family in 

ItoBERT Brext, who d. 4th Feb'y, 1750, aged 46, and 
Mary Brent, his wife, who d. 15th Jan'y, 1773, aged 68, were 
the progenitors of the Brents of Maryland. They left a son, 
Robert Brent. 

Robert Brent, son of Robert and Mary Brent, m. 5th 
Oct., 1756, Anna Maria Pamham, a descendant from the Hon. 
John Pole, privy councillor, and had child., viz., Francis, b. 
23d July, 1757, d. 13th May, 1758,— Robert, b. 17th June, 
1759,— Mary, b. 23d Dec., 1762, d. 8th Sept., 1715,— Anna 
Maria, b. 4th Jan'y, 1765, d. 16th June, 1785,— Teresa, b. 3d 
May, 1767, who m. Col. James Fenwick, and d. sine prolcy — 
Elinor, b. 11th Feb'y, 1770, who m. Francis Digges, d. 
2l8t May, 1822,— James, b. 20th March, 1772,— Elizabeth, b. 
13th June, 1774, d. 15th Sept., 1827,— and Francis Wharton 
Brent, b. 7th Nov., 1776. Robert Brent d. 6th Jan'y, 1790, 
in the 57th year of his age. 

Robert Brent, son of Robert and Anna Maria Parnham 
Brent, m. 26th Feb'y, 1783, Dorothy Leigh, and had child., 
viz., William Leigh, b. 20th Feb'y, 1784,— Anna Maria Parn- 
ham, b. 15th Feb'y, 1785, and George Brent, b. 28th Oct., 1786. 

William Leiqh Brent, son of Robert and Dorothy Leigh 


Brent, m. 4tli April, 1809, Maria Fen wick, and had child., 
viz., Hon. Robert James Brent, — James Fenwick Brent, who 
m. Laura Overton, dau. of Gen. Walter H.Overton, of Louisi- 
ana, — Maria Brent, who m. Edward Watkins, of Georgetown, 
D. C., — Henrietta, who m. and d. sine prole, — William Brent, — 
Sarah Ann Brent, who m. Allen Luce, — Edward Cole Brent, 
who ni. Fanny Baker, of Louisiana, — Gen. Joseph Lancaster 
Brent, who m. Frances Rosella Kenner, dau. of Duncan F. 
Kenncr, of I^ouisiana, — Louisiana Brent, who d. young, and 
Chas. Vivian Brent, who m. Josephine Merrick, dau. of Hon. 
William Merrick. Hon. William I^igh Brent d. 1848. 

Maria Fenwick was the dau. of James Fenwick and Henri- 
etta Lancaster. James Fenwick was the son of Ignatius Fen- 
wick, Jr., and his wife Sarah Taney, and the only brother of 
the Right Reverend Edward Fenwick, the first Roman Catho- 
lic Bishop of Cincinnati, Ohio. Ignatius Fenwick, Jr., was 
the son of Ignatius Fenwick, Sr., and his wife Mary Cole. 
Ignatius Fenwick, Sr., was descended from Mr. Cuthbert 
Fenwick, an interesting sketch of whom is given by George L. 
L. Davis, in "The Day-Star," pp. 207-219. 

Hon. Robert James Brent, son of the Hon. William 
Leigh and Maria Fenwick Brent, m. Matilda Lawrence, of 
Hagerstown, and d. 4th Feb'y, 1872, leaving child., viz., 
Robert Fenwick, — Mary Hoke, — Leila I^awrence, — Emma 
Fenwick, — Ida Schreve, and Elizabeth (Bettie) Hager Brent. 

Hon. Robert James Brent, the Attorney General of Mary- 
land during the administration of Gov. Enoch Louis Lowe, 
and the life-long intimate bosom friend of Hon. Henry May, 
was for many years one of the most successful and distin- 
guished leaders of the Baltimore Bar and in the Federal 
Courts in the city of Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Matilda Lawrence Brent was the dau. of Upton Law- 
rence and his wife, P]lizabeth Hager, who was descended from 
Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown, Md. Upton 
Lawrence was the son of John Lawrence, of Linganore Hills, 
Md., and his wife, Martha West, who was the dau. of Stephen 
West, of the Wood Yard, Prince George's county, who came 
to America about 1711, and first settled in Anne Arundel 
county. He was the son of John West, Esq., of Horton, 
Buckinghamshire, England. 

The Wood Yard is the old Darnall estate. The tombstone 
of Col. Henry Darnall, the emigrant, still remains there, and 
marks his last earthly resting-place. 

Mary Hoke Brent, dau. of Hon. Robert James and 

Sec. 5, 6.] OLD KENT. 19 

Matilda Lawrence Brent, m. William Keyser, Vice-President 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, and had child., 
viz., Robert Brent, — Mathilde and William Keyser. 

Leila Lawrence Brent, dau. of Hon. Robert James and 
Matilda Lawrence Brent, m. Dunbar Hunt, of Mississippi, 
and had a dau., Anita Dunbar Hunt. 

Anna Maria Parnham Brent, dau. of Robert and 
Dorothy Leigh Brent, m. and was the second wife of Joseph 
T. Mitchell, of Kent, and had child., viz., Joseph Thomas, 
b. 18th April, 1817, — Louisa, and Robert Brent Mitchell. 

Joseph Thomas Mitchell, son of Joseph T. and Anna 
Maria Parnham Brent Mitchell, m. twice. His 1st wife was 
Caroline Horsey, and had child., viz., Eliza and Joseph 
Mitchell. His 2nd wife was Kate Kent, of Annapolis, and 
had child., viz., Robert Brent and Adelaide Mitchell. 

George Brent, son of Robert and Dorothy Ijeigh Brent, 
ni. 19th July, 1809, Matilda Thomas, dau. of William and 
Catharine Thomas, and had several child., only one of whom 
survives. Judge George Brent, of Charles county, who m. 
Catharine Merrick, dau. of Hon. William Merrick. 

Sec. 5. Some suits for trespass, debt, and other causes, 
and very many for slander, appear upon this record, about the 
year 1648. Jno. Salter and his wife are conspicuous in the 
last-named of cases, but especially Capt. Thomas Bradnox and 
Mistress Bradnox. 

Sec. 5, A. Thomas Bradnox was pardoned by Gov. Cal- 
vert the 16th April, 1647. He held many positions of honor 
in Kent and will soon appear as the Sheriff of Kent by 
commission sent to him by the hands of Mr. John Cour- 
sey, by his " Loving friend Tho. Hatton.^^ He came into 
the Province of Maryland in 1644 with his wife Mary, and * 
men servants, John Phillips and Edward Williams. (Liber 
A. No. 1, Fol. 84.) In the same Liber, Folio 157, we find 
that Mary, his widow, won the affections of an honorable man, 
who settled all her property upon her for her own exclusive 


Sec. 6. In the hill of sale from Margaret BRE^'T to 
Zachary Wade and Edd Claxston, in June, 1649, for a cow 
she styles herself, "Attorney for my brother Giles Brent." In 
the gift of " Marie Brent," to John Deane's son George, of a 
cow and calf, in 1651, she styles herself "Attorney to my 
brother Giles Brent." Liber A. C. P., Fols. 33 and 35. 

20 OLD KENT. [iSec. 7, 8, 9. 


Sec. 7. It would appear that there were no colonists of 
Maryland living upon the mainland of the Eastern Shore as 
early as the year 1650, and probably none in 1652. 

Henry Morgan was one of the Judges at the Court held in 
the month of January, 1650, o. a. Francis Lumbard was 
sheriflTin the year 1650. In the month of January 1650, o. 8., 
Walter Weeks, " of ye County of Northumberland," gave a bill 
of sale to Geo. Croutch of the Isle of Kent County " for one 
or more cattle upon the Island." 

Liber A, No 1, Fols. 3 <& 4. 

Sec 8. The following extract contains the first recorded 
evidence of the planting of an orchard in Kent county, now so 
celebrated for its fruit. The extract is from a lease of John 
Winchester, of the Isle of Kent, of one hundred acres of land 
to Francis Barnes, dated 12th August, 1650, wherein the said 
Francis Barnes binds himself as follows : " I the said Francis 
Barnes do hereby bind myself to seat and plant the said Land 
this next Ensuing Yeare and to plant an orchard of twenty 
Apple Trees, ten pear trees, twenty peach trees and twenty 
Cherry trees and to make a fence about the same and keep it 
in repair." 

Liber A, No. 1, Folio 7. 

Sec. 8, A. Col. Edward Wilkens, of this county, had at 
one time one hundred and forty-five thousand fruit trees grow- 
ing in his several orchards. 


Sec. 8, B. Our ancestors were careful in recording their 
cattle marks. The following is an illustration of the manner 
in which it was done, by virtue of "An Order for recording 
the Mark of Cattle and Hogs.'* Act of 1650, chap. xiii. 

"January, 22, 1651 Thos. Marsh, gent, his mark of hogs 
and Cattle : — Both ears swallow-tailed, and no other mark." 
Fol. 26. 

Sec. 9. "At a Court held at St. Marifa 20th January, 
Anno Domini 1650, Present GOVERNOR WM. STONE, 
Esqr., Robert Brooke, Capt. John Price, Mr. Thos. Genr- 
ralt, &c. Upon Mr. Morgan^s petition (this day exhibited by 
Mr. Francis Brooke, his Attorney) to be relieved for certain 
fees and charges due to him, who was then SheriflT of Kent, by 
ye late imprisonment of Thomas Bradnox for felony, who was 
acquitted therein upon ye trial, as was alleged; and ye 

i8fec.l0,ll,12,13.] OLD KENT. 21 

auestion being from whom ye said fees and charges are due ; 
lis Court is clearly of opinion, and doth order, that Thomas 
Braduox ye prisoner shall pay such fees and charges belonging 
to ye Sheriff (to be moderatea and allowed by ye Commission- 
ers and Commander at Kent), as were duly incurred by reason 
of ye said imprisonment, and he to be at liberty to seek his 
relief against ye prosecutors, being quitted upon ye trial." 
" Copia vera Tho. Hatton Secre.'^ Folio 35. 

Sec. 10. "At a Court holden in Kent County on ye 
12th January, 1651 : 


Capt. RoBT Vaughan, Commander, 

Mr. Phillip Conner, Mr. Nicholas Browne, 

Mr. Henry Morgan, Mr. Thomas Bradnox, 

Mr. Thomas Ringgold, Mr. Joseph Wickes, 

Fol. 38. Commissioners." 

Sec. 11. It appears that *'ague" was upon Kent Island 
as early as 1651. Fol. 61. 

Thomas Marsh "was chirurgeosn" in 1651. Fol. 36. 
Sec. 12. " The Inventory of Robt. Short, 
20th Nov., 1651." lbs. of tob. 

Imprimis, for one gun 250. 

For one small bed, with a canvass ticking, and 2 

old blankets 140. 

For one pair of shoes, 20, for some old lumber, 90 110. 
For an old frying pan, 8 ; and a cow and calf, 600 608. 
For a heifer of two years old, and something more 

in calf 400. 

For a 3 years old bull, 500; an old) 

" " " split in the back, V ' 515. 

and the bottom of an iron pot j 
For one yearling bull, 200 200. 

For one cow, and a two years old heifer, and one 

yearling heifer 1300. 

o • .^ 1 Robt. X. Martin 

Sworn appraisers l^j^j^X. Blunt. 


Folio 75. 

Sec. 13. In the year 1652, Mark Benton " petitioned 
against Robt. Vaughan for order from the Court for his free- 
dom, with corne and clothes." The Court decided in his 
favor. Folio 52. 

22 OLD KENT. ISec. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. 

Sec. 14. On the 2ncl of June, 1652, the Surveyor-Gen- 
eral issued the following address to the people of Kent county : 

"Whereas divers inhabitants of this County of Kent have 
several warrants to survey land yet unreserved, whereby they 
fear some danger or prejudice may come to them, in relation 
to their land, I, Robert Clarke, Surveyor General of this 
Province, do hereby promise to make good all such warrants, 
wherein it shall appear I am deficient, until such time as I can 
come, and perform the service. 


" Surveyor General. 
" To the inhabitants 
of the Isle of Kent. 

Recorded this 15th of 

June, 1652.'^ Fol. 44. 

Sec. 15. John Gould, aged 40 or thereabouts, sworne 
and examined in court, saith : That your deponent did carry 
home a suit of curtains to Francis Brights, by order from his 
master, Mr. Carlyen ; after which time your deponent did see 
about half a yard of Francis Brights' stuff' at his master's house ; 
and further saith not. 


Fol. 44. ^ mark. 

Sec. 16. In 1652 a hogshead of tobacco contained three 
hundred pounds. In the same year St. Mary's is called by 
Kent Islanders " Maryland.'' To prevent the case between 
Major Joseph Wickes and Doct. Th. Ward being heard there, 
an arbitration is made by Thos. Marsh and Jno. Russell, 
Fol. 57. 

Thos. Hynson was Clerk of the County of Kent in 1652. 
Fol. 49-57. 

Sec. 17. At the Court held at Mr. Lumbard's, the 12th 
of August, 1 652, Francis Lumbard was authorized to act as 
Sheriff for that year, having been elected a second time. From 
this case it would appear that the Sheriff*, at this perio<l, did 
not wait for the Governor's commission. Fol. 47. 

Sec. 18. At the same Court, an inquest was held over 
the body of James Wilson, a " Scot,'' and a servant of Capt. 
Thos. Bradnox. The death occurred on the 19th of August, 

" The Jury having according to their Oaths, and in dis- 
charge of their Consciences, made inquiry into the death of 
James Wilson, and do unanimously conclude that the material 
cause of the said Wilson his death was an intermitting fever 

Sec. 19, 20, 21, 22.] old kent. 23 

joined with the dropsy or scurvy, as commonly understood, 
and further that the stripes given him by his Master not long 
before his death were not material." \Vm. Fuller and eleven 
other Jurors. For the entire case, see Folios 47-49. 

Sec. 19. At the August Term of the Court. 1652, 

Edward Coppedge was found guilty of " living in " with 

Elizabeth Kisby, before he was able to prove the death of her 
husband, Wm. Risby ; and sentenced to pay 600 lbs. of tobac- 
co, and to remain in the sheriff's hands, until the execution of 
a bond, " that he company not with her nor come to have any 
familiarity with the aforesaid Elizabeth Risby." Fol. 50. 

At the same session of the Court, Elizabeth Risby was sen- 
tenced to receive 15 lashes and to give bond for her good 
behavior. Fol. 51. 

Sec. 20. At the same session of the Court Capt. Robert 
Vaughan was fined 300 lbs. of tobacco, for insolent language 
to the Court. Fol. 52. 

A second time, Capt. Robert Vaughan insulted the 
Court by using most " opprobious '' epithets, bending his "fist '' 
over the " heads " of the Judges and " swearing '^ at the Clerk 
as " he sat at table." For this offence the Court imposed a fine 
of 600 lbs. of Tob. Fol. 56. 

Capt. Robert Vaughan had lately been deposed by the 
" Keepers of the Liberty of England," and could not stomach 
and digest the doings of a Court organized by the Puritan 

Sec. 21. Thos. Ward, about the same time, was arrested 
upon "suspicion of felony." The case was referred to the 
next Court. In one of the depositions, it is stated, that a 
servant had run away, and upon being taken back, " Mistress 
Ward did whip her with a peach tree rod & after she had done, 
she took water and salt, and salted her, and when she was 
adoing the same the maid cried out, and desired her Mistress 
to use her like a Christian, and she replied and said : " Oh ! ye 

you." " Do you liken yourself like a Christian? " And 

also after that time, " She ran away several times." (Fol. 54.^ 
The Jury found that the punishment given by Thos. Wara 
and his wife was not the cause of the "maid's" death, but 
that it was ** unreasonable considering her weak estate of 
body ; " and the Court imposed a fine of 300 lbs. of tob. for 
the " unreasonable and unchristian-like punishment." Fol. 56. 

Sec 22. Among the Proceedings of the November Court, 
1652, is the following: " Whereas the Wife of Francis Hunt 
bath petitioned unto this Court for a Certificate unto the 

24 OLD KENT. ISec. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. 

Provincial Oowt, that she was the Wife of said Hunt, which 
was lately slain bj the Indians upon the Isle of Kent, the 
of October, wherefore this Court hath granted her law- 
ful request : These are therefore to certify your Worships, and 
the rest of the Council of the certainty of the premises." 
Fol. 56. 

Sec. 23. At the November Court, 1652, " Thos. Ring- 
OOLD, aged 43 years,'^ deposed, that about the 1st of the 
preceeding July, he heard Wm. Jones at Thos. Hinson's house, 
say, that he would question Thos. Ward, about the death of 
his *'maid" for he would bring him to his twelve God-fathers, 
which was John Hood, and Elizabeth Risby, and Richard 
Blunt, and he would prosecute the suit. Fol. 57. 

Sec. 24. Upon Folio 58 there is a long and curiously 
queer deposition of Henry Carlien respecting expressions he 
heard, in relation to the case of Ed. Coppedge and *' Risby's 
Wife." The deposition of Henry Carlein retails a conversa- 
tion at his own house with Jane the wife of John Hood. 
Jane Hood asserts the innocence of Elizabeth Risby, and in- 
sists that th^ latter is the lawful wife of Ed. Coppedge, " but 
only for the ceremony." 

Sec. 25. At the December Court, 1652, Thos. Weest, 
servant to Henry Morgan, gentleman, obtained his freedom, 
and freedom corn, with whatever besides may "be usual 
according to the custom of the Country." 

The order is conditional, the Master being allowed a certain 
time to produce the indentures. Fol. 60. 

Sec. 26. At the December Court, 1 652, the following 
deposition was made : 

" The deposition of Thos. Pett, aged 40 years or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined, saitb, that a little after Will'm 
Jones came from the Stisquehanahs, deponent did hear the 
said Jones say, that he did see Andrew the Sanyeard (Span- 
iard ?), and he asked for the boy Salter, and he said, that if he 
had him there, he would clothe him, and further saith not." 
Fol 61. 

Sec. 27. "January the 9th being the Lord's Day, one 
Burton shot a goose, and one Thomas Farin^ton going on the 
ice towards the goose, was drowned, the said Farington being 
late servant of Mr. Philip Conier, on the Isle of Kent. Upon 
this occasion, a Jury was empanelled, and the Coroner sat Jan. 
11th, 1652, 0. 8. 

*' The deposition of Chbstian Hili., the Wife of Thos. Hill, 
being of age about 45 years, concerning the death of the said 

Sec. 28, 29, 30, 31.] old rest. 25 

Thos. Farington, the said Christian Hill, sworne & examined, 
saith, that the boy was at our house upon occasion for his 
Mistress, and I despatched him away presently, and he said, he 
was to go with Goodman Burton for a goose, and within a 
while after, I went to look out after him, and I saw Goodman 
Burton upon the ice, and he went into the canoe, and the boy 
went out of the canoe upon the ice upon his knees with a 
stick afore him, and when he came almost to the goose, he 
called to Goodman Burton, and said, the ice cracked, and he 
turned about another way, and presently fell in, and then he 
called to Goodman Burton to help him, and he went forth out of 
the canoe, and when he came within a paddle's length to my 
discerning, he fell in also. I saw him labour with his han^ 
and could endure to see the sight no longer, but went in, and 
further your deponent saith not." (Fol. 44.) Thos. Hill 
testified to the same facts as his mother. And the Jury gave 
the following verdict : 

"That the said Thomas Farington came by his death, as far 
as they can discern, not by his own will, intent, or pur- 
pose, nor by the intent of any other, but according to the evi- 
dence, fell through the ice, and perished, before any help could 
oome to save his life.'' Fol. 64. 

Mrs. Christian Hill survived her first husband, Thomas 
Hill. On the 5th day of November, 1657, 1 find her recorded 
as being, then, the wife of Thomas Ringgold. 

Sec. 28. The license given by the Governor to Thos. 
Binggold to kill " any wild, unmarked hogs within any of his 
Lordship's forests " upon the " Island " was revoked and re- 
turned to the Clerk, on this 2nd of Feb. 1652, o. s. Fol. 44. 

Sec. 29. At the February session of the Court, in 1652, o. «., 
The Court granted a Certificate to John Conitt, for 300 acres 
of land, " he coming to this Island, himself, his Wife & Child 
the first of May last, 1652." Fol. 67. 

At this Court, Thos. Marsh, "merchant," obtained judgment 
against the estate of Wm. Jones. Fol. 67. 

Sec. 30. At the same Court Henry Carlien, and Thos. Ring- 

Sold testified, that about the last of the previous May, they 
eard Capt. Jacobs say, "that he had shipped 16 hhds. of 
Tobacco aboard Mr. Marsh his vessel." Fol. 70. 

Francis Lumbard testified, that he heard Capt. Jacobs about 

the same time say, " that he was to give Mr. Thos. Marsh 4 

lbs. a ton for freight in his vessel to New England. Fol. 70. 

Isaac Her confirmed the testimony of Mr. Lumbard. Fol. 70. 

Sec. 31. At the same Court Thos. Pett testified, " that being 

26 OLD KENT. ISec. 32, 33, 34. 

at Maryland, at the Court, he lieard the Secretary ask Mr. 
Ward, whether the tobacco and the servant that Mr. Wickes, 
was to pay for the land, should be for the children's use, and 
the said Mr. Ward answered, that it was the Mother's, before it 
was his, and he desired that it might go for their use." (Fol. 
71.) Here is an instance in which " Maryland" was used as 
another name for St. Mary's. 

Sec. 32. "Received of Mr. Henry Carlien, six rolls of 
tobacco, one bear's skin, and five raccoons' skins, which goods 
abovesaid I shall sell for his use, to the Dutch Plantation, or 
Boston, after safe arriveraent, or to be delivered to Mr. Henry 
Payne in Boston. Witness my hand, this 25th day of May, 
1652. John Jacobs." Fol. 73. 

Sec. 33. The County Levy for the year 1652 was estimated 
at 2,877 lbs. of tobacco, at the rate of "45 lbs. of tob. per poll 
of all tithable persons throughout this Island." Fol. 68. 

Sec. 34. On Folio 45 is recorded the following Proclamation : 

By the Commissioners of tiie Council of State for the 
Commonwealth of England. 

Whereas the right honorable the council of State for the 
commonwealth of England by authority of parliament have 
committed to us, the commissioners several powers in the reduc- 
ing, settling and governing of all the plantations within the bay 
of Chesapeake, as by their commission and instructions, bear- 
ing date at Whitehall, the 26th day of September, 1651, may 
appear, in pursuance whereof the foresaid commissioners, having 
applied themselves to the governor and council of Maryland, 
(one of the plantations within the limits aforesaid) requiring 
them to submit themselves and to act accordingly, and having 
tendered the same several times unto them, so that they might 
remain in their places, conforming themselves to the laws of 
the Commonwealth of England, in point of government only, 
and not infringing the lord Baltimore's just rights, which they 
having denied and refused, as being inconsistent with the patent 
of the lord proprietor and their oaths made to him ; In obedi- 
ence, therefore, to the said council's commands, in their said 
commission to us directed, for the preservation of the honor 
and interest of the commonwealth of England for settling the 
colony of Maryland in their due obedience and peace, and for 
the true administration of justice and right to the inhabitants 
thereof, until further order can be taken therein and until the 
council of State's further pleasure shall be known ; We, the said 

Sec. 35.] OLD KENT. 27 

commissioners have hereby thought fit to publish these orders 
following, requiring all the people of this province to see the 
same kept and observed ; 

That all writs, warrants and process whatsoever be issued 
forth in the name of the keepers of the liberty of England by 
authority of parliament; that they be signed under the hand 
of one or more of the council hereafter named, viz : Robert 
Brooke, esqr., cols. Francis Yard ley, Mr. Job Chandler, cap- 
tain Edward Windham, Mr. Richard Preston, and lieutenant 
Richard Banks. 

That the said council of Maryland, first taking the engage- 
ment, do cause the same to be tendered to all the inhabitants 
in these words, — We, whose names are subscribed, do promise 
and engage ourselves to be true and faithful to the common- 
wealth of England, as it is now established, without King or 
house of lords. 

That the said council of Maryland, or any two or more of 
them, whereof Robert Brooke, esq., to be one, do govern and 
direct the affairs thereof, and hold courts as often as they think 
fit'for that purpose, as also that they summon an assembly to 
b^in 24th June next coming, the burgesses whereof are only 
to be chosen by such freemen as have taken the said engage- 
ment, and that neither by the said council nor in the said 
assembly anything be acted contrary to the laws of England 
there established, or to their obedience due to the common- 
wealth of England. 

That the commissions for the governor and council be hereby 
declared void and null, and to be delivered into the hands of 
us, the commissioners, as also that all records and other matters 
and things relating to the government of Maryland be delivered 
into the hands of the council herein by us nominated. 

Richard Bennett, 
Edmund Courties, 
WiLLM Claiborne. 

Dated at St. Mary's the 29th day of March 1652. 

Bozman thinks that the Commissioners never proceeded "to 
any hearing or examination of complaints against Yaughan.'' 
He was mistaken, as we will see by the document in the fol- 
lowing section, which has never before been published. It is 
recorded on Folio 66 of Liber A. Court Proceedings of Kent 

Sec. 35. Whereas, the reducing, settling and governing of 
Virginia, and all the English plantations within the Bay of 

28 OLD KENT. [Sec. 35, A. 

Chesapeake, was referred to certain Commissioners, bj order 
from the Council of State for the Commonwealth of England; 
And Whereas, the Governor and Council for this Province of 
Maryland, in obedience and conformity to the said order and 
power, have authorized and deputed the persons, whose hands 
are hereunto subscribed, for settling the Isle of Kent, and the 
rather for that reason of some differences, and complaints by the 
inhabitants, there, against Capt. Robert Vauqhan, the chief in 
place and command upon the said Island, the course of justice, 
and keeping courts for the better administration thereof, hath 
been of late discontinued : 

These are, therefore, in the name of the Keepers of the 
Liberty of England, by authority of Parliament, to sig- 
nify, and declare, that for the present, till further order out of 
England, Mr. PHILIP CONNER, Mr. Thos. Ringgold, 
Mr. Thos. Bradnox, Mr. Henry Morgan, Mr. Nic. 
Browne, Mr. Tuos. Hynson, Mr. Joseph Wickes, Mr. 
John Phillips, and Mr. John Russell, be Commissioners for 
the said Island, and that they, or any four of them, whereof Mr. 
Philip Conner, or Mr. Thos. Ringgold to be always one, 
shall have power to hear and determine all differences, and 
to call courts for that purpose as often as they shall see cause, 
to make choice of a Sheriff, and a Clerk for keeping Records, 
and Execution of Writs, and all other process, and to act in all 
things for the peace, safety and welfare of the said Island, and 
the inhabitants thereof, as they or the former Commissioners 
did, or might do, by virtue of their commission from the Lord 
Baltimore, and the Governor & Council of this Province under 

Requiring all the inhabitants of the said Island to take 
notice of this Order, and to conform themselves accordingly, as 
they will answer the contrary at their peril. 

Given under our hands, at the Isle of Kent the 31st day of 
July, 1652. 

Ri: Bennett, 
Ead: Lloyd, 
Thos : Marsh, 
Leo: Strong. 

Sec. 35, A. Edward Lloyd came from Virginia with Leon- 
ard Strong, William Durandand others, about the year 1650, 
and settled on Greenbury Point, near Annapolis. He was a 
Puritan, and compelled to quit Virginia in consequence of his 
nonconformity. Leonard Strong says in his " Babylon's Fall ^' 

LLOYD — >EALE. * 29 

that tbey were not invited into Maryland, they were only 
" received and protected." 

Edward Lloyd was a gentleman of conspicuous ability, and 
was commissioned, 30th July, 1650 by Governor Stone, Com- 
mander of Anne Arundel County, then, recently erected and 
named after Lady Anne Arundel, the dau. of Lord Arundel, 
of Wardour, lately the beautiful wife of Cecilius Lord Balti- 
more. For many years he was a Privy Councellor of Mary- 
land. He returned to England in 1668, m. a widow, Mrs. 
Grace Buckerfield, and resided in London until his death. In 
his will, dated 11th March, 1696, he styles himself "Edward 
Lloyd, of the Parish of Saint Mary, White Chappel, in the 
County of Middlesex, merchant, and late a planter of Mary- 
land," and devised " Wye House " to his grandson Edward 
Lloyd, who was the son of his son Philemon Lloyd — Phile- 
mon Lloyd was the son of Edward Lloyd and his first wife 
Alice Crouch. 

Philemon Lloyd, son of Edward and his first wife Alice 
Crouch Lloyd, was a member of the I^egislature of Maryland 
in the sessions of 1671 and 1674. He m. Mrs. Henrietta 
Maria Neale Bennett, widow of Richard Bennett, and eldest 
dau. of Capt. James and Anna Neale, and had children, viz : 
Edward,— Philemon, — Henrietta, — Anna Maria, — Alice, d. 
sineprole, — Jane, d. sine prole, — Mary, d. sine prole (the town of 
Millington, Kent County, Maryland, stands on land once 
owned by her), — Margaret, — Elizabeth, d. young, — and James 
Lloyd. Philemon Lloyd d. 2d Jan'y 1698, and his wife 
4th May 1697. 

Sec. 35, B. Captain James Neale came to Maryland about 
the year 1650, from Spain, via Portugal. The Act of Assem- 
bly of 1666, Chapt. VIII, discloses a glimpse of his former 
history. It is as follows : 

" The Humble Petition of Capt. James Neale, viz : For 
naturalization of his four children, Henrietta Maria, 
— James, — Dorothy and Antuony Neale, born in Spain, of 
Anna, his wife, during his residence there as a merchant, and 
also employed there by the King and the Duke of York in 
several emergent affairs, as by commissions herewith produced 
might appear, i&c." 

James Neale, son of Capt. James and Anna Neale settled 
and married on the Western Shore of Maryland. 

Dorothy Neale m. Taney, and was the ancestress of 

the late Chief Justice Taney. Mrs. Anna Neale was a 
great mother, more than a thousand of her descendants are 
mentioned in this volume. 

30 OLD KENT. [Sec. 35, C. 

Henrietta Maria Neale, eldest dau. of Capt. James 
and Anna Neale, m. 1st Richard Bennett, who was drowned 
in early manhood, and left two child., viz : Richard, who m. 

Elizabeth Rousby, and d. sine prole, and a dau. who m. 

Darnall, or Lowe. 

Sec. 35. C, Edward Lloyd, of Wye House, Talbot 
County, Md., eldest son of Philemon and Henrietta Maria 
Neale Bennett Lloyd, was a member of the Legislature of 
Maryland in the sessions of 1699, 1701 and 1702. He m. 
1st FeVy 1703, Sarah Covington, — and had six child., viz: 
Edward, b. 11th Sept. 1705, d. 14th Feb'y 1707,— 
Philemon, b. 26th March, 1709, d. 5th March, 1729, sine 
prole, — a second Edward, b. 8th May, 1711, d. 27th Jan. 
1770,— Rebecca C. b. 11th June, 1713, who. m. William Ander- 
son, merchant, of London, — James, b. 14th Aug. 1715, d. 
14th Sept. 1738, sine prole, — and Richard Lloyd, b. 19th 

March, 1717, who m. : and had two child., viz: ' 

Anna Maria, who m. Jeremiah Nicols, and Major James Lloyd, 
who m. Elizabeth Tilghman. Edward Lloyd d. 20th March, 
1719, and his widow m. 3d May, 1721, James Hollyday, of 
Readbourne, Queen Anne's Co (see Hollyday). She was a 
remarkably beautiful woman. She accompanied her dau. Mrs. 
Rebecca C. Lloyd Anderson to London, and d. there 9th 
April, 1755. The letter that records her death is stained with 
tears, and her character through life justified such expression. 

Edward Lloyd, of Wye House, son of Edward and Sarah 
Covington Lloyd, was a member of the Maryland Legislature 
in the session of 1739. He m. 26th March, 1739, Ann 
Rousby, of Patuxent, and had four child., viz : Elizabeth, b. 
10th Jan'y 1742, who. m. Gen'l John Cadwalader of the 
Revolutionary Army, and had a dau. Maria Cadwalader, who 
m. Gen'l Samuel Ringgold, of Fountain Rock, Washington 
Co., Md. (see Ringgold), — Edwar^, b. 15th Dec. 1744, 
d. 8th July 1796,— Henrietta Maria, b. 28th Jan'y 1746- 
7, and Richard Bennett Lloyd, b. 13th Aug. 1750, who 
became a captain in the King's Life Guards, m. in England, 
Joanna Leigh, of the Isle of Wight, and d. 12th Sept. 
1787, and had child., viz : Edward, who settled near Alexan- 
dria, Va., and left .many descendants, — Richard Bennett, — 
Henry and Emily Lloyd. The three last d. «ne proU. 

Mrs. Ann Rousby Lloyd d. 1st May 1769, aged 47 years, 
and her husband, Edward Lloyd, d. 17th Jan'y 1770. 

Edward Lix)YD, of Wye House, son of Edward and Ann 
Rousby Lloyd, m. 19th Nov. 1767, Elizabeth Tayloe, and had 


seven child., viz., Ann, b. 30th Jan'y 1769,— d. 20th Feb'y 
1840,— Rebecca, b. 16th Oct. 1771,— d. 26th Oct. 1848,— 
Elizabeth, b. 5th Sept. 1774, d. 6th March 1849,— Eleanor, b, 
22d Sept. 1776,— Edward, b. 22d July 1779, d. 2d June 
1834,— Maria, b. 11th March 1782, d. 15tli Jan'y 1868, and 
Mary Tayloe Lloyd, b. 26th May 1784 and d. 18th May 1859. 
Edward Lloyd d. 8th July 1796 and his wife 17th Feb'y 1825. 
She was b. 17th March 1750. 

Ann Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd, 
m. Richard Tasker Lowndes, of Bostic House, Prince George's 
Co., Md., and had child., viz., Elizabeth Lloyd, who m. Rt. 
Rev. William Pinckney, D. D., — Ann, — Edward Lloyd, — 
Richard Tasker, a second Edward Lloyd, and Benjamin Ogle 

Rebecca Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Eh'zabeth Tayloe 
Lloyd, m. 10th Oct. 1793, Hon. Joseph Hopper Nicliolson, 
Chief Justice of the Sixth Judicial District and one of the 
Judges of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and had child., 
viz., Joseph, — Edward, — Edward Lloyd, who m. Margaret 
Harwood, of Annapolis, and d. 17th July 1846, — Elizabeth, — 
Joseph HopiKjr, b. 10th Oct. 1806, d. 2d June 1872, and James 
Macon Nicholson. 

Joseph Hopper Niciioi^on, son of Judge Joseph Hopper 
and Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson, m. 10th April 1827, Eliza Ann 
Hagner, of Washington, D. C., and had child., viz.. Joseph 
Hopper, b. Feb> 1828, d. 10th April 1830,— Fanny Rebecca, 
b. 23rd Oct. 1829, d. 23rd Feb'y 1847,— Emily, and Mary 
Hagner Nicholson, b. 29th April 1837, m. 9th Aug. 1859,— 
James Buchanan Henry, of New York, d. at the Clarendon 
Hotel, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 12th Aug. 1867, and had child., 
viz., Buchanan Henry, b. June 1860, d. 27th April 1862, and 
Joseph Nicholson Henry. 

James Macon Nicholson, son of Judge Joseph Hopper 
and Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson, m. 2 1st June 1838, Arinthea 
D. Parker, of Northampton County, Va., and had child., viz., 
Harriet Burleigh, b. 25th Dec. 1840, d. 23d July 1841,— 
Rebecca Lloyd, who m. 17th April 1866, John Eager How- 
ard Post, and Lelia Parker Nicholson, recently d. 

Elizabeth Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth Tayloe 
Lloyd, m. 14th Feb'y 1805, Henry Hall Harwood, of 
Annapolis, and had child., viz., Elizabeth Lloyd, — Mary Anne, 
and Josephine Nicholson Harwood. 

Eltzabetii Lloyd Harwood, dau. of Henry Hall and 


Elizabeth Lloyd Harwood, m. 12th June 1854, Francis Scott 
Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key. 

Mary Ann Harwood, dau. of Henry Hall and Elizabeth 
Lloyd Harwood, m. William Ghiselin, and had a son, William 
H. Ghiselin. 

Josephine Nicholson Harwood, dau. of Henry Hall 
and Elizabeth Lloyd Harwood, m. 10th Jan*y 1833, Edward 
Gibson Tilton, U. S. N., a native of Delaware, and had child., 
viz., Edward, b. 7th Oct. 1833, d. an infant, — McLane, who 
m. 26th July 1866, Anna M. Wells, of Annapolis, — Clara, 
who m. 29th Dec. 1864, William Campbell Emory, — Lizzie, 
— James, — GibsQn, — and Edward Gibson Tilton. 

Eleanor Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth Tayloe 
Lloyd, m. Charles Lowndes, a brother of Richard Tasker 
Lowndes, before mentioned, and had child., viz., Harriet, — 
Edward Lloyd, b. 5th June 1797, d. 21st Oct. 1797,— 
Charles,— Lloyd,— Richard Tasker, b. 29th March 1803, d. 
24th April 1844, — and Elizabeth Ann Lowndes. 

Charles Lowndes survived his 1st wife, Eleanor Lloyd 
Lowndes, and m. Frances Whiting, of Va., and had child., 
viz., Frances P., who d. young, — Beverly Bladen, — Frances 
Whiting and Frances P. Lowndes. 

Harriet Lowndes, dau. of Charles and Eleanor Lloyd 
Lowndes, m. Dr. Samuel Scolley, of Jefferson Co., Va., and 
had child., viz., Charles Lowndes, — Ann Lloyd, who m, 

Beck with, of Va., — Samuel, — Eleanor, who m. 

Moore, of Va., — and Elizabeth Scolley, who m. Page. 

Charles Lowndes, son of Charles and Eleanor Lloyd 
Lowndes, m. 4th May 1824, Sally Scott Lloyd, dau. of Geu'l 
Edward and Sally Scott Murray Lloyd, and had child,, viz., 
Sally Lloyd,— Ellen, b. 15th Sept. 1831, d. 23d July 1845,— 
Charles, who m. Catharine Tilghman, — Edward Lloyd, b. 11th 
Oct. 1836, d. 20th June 1837,— Lloyd,— Richard Tasker, b. 
14th Feb'y 1843, d. 6th; Aug. 1845, and Elizabeth Tayloe 

Sally Lloyd Lowndes, dau. of Charles and Sally Scott 
Lloyd Lowndes, m. John W. Bennett, U. S. N., and had child., 
viz., Ellen Lowndes, — Harriet Gibson, and Charles Lowndes 

Richard Tasker Lowndes, son of Charles and Eleanor 
Lloyd Lowndes, m. Elizabeth Black, of Cumberland, Md., 
and had child., viz., Eloise and Bessie Lowndes. 

Elizabeth Ann Lowndes, dau. of Charles and Eleanor 
Lloyd Lowndes, m. Horace Leeds Edmondson, and had child., 


viz., John, — Horace Leeds, — Maria liloyd, and Charles 
Lowndes Edmondson. 

Horace Leeds Edmondson survived his 1st. wife, Elizabeth 

Ann Lowndes Edmondson, and m. Mrs. Dawson, of 

Easton, Md., and had child., viz., William Groorae and Alice 
Leeds Edmondson. 

Alice Leeds Edmondson, dau. of Horace Leeds Edmond- 
son, m. 29th Feb'y 1876, Hon, James Black Groome, ex- 
Governor of the State of Maryland. (See Black.) 

Hon. Edward Lloyd, of Wye House, only son of Edward 
and Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd, was Governor of the State of 
Maryland in 1809-1811, and United States Senator from the 
2l8t of Dec. 1819 to the 24th Jan'y 1826. He m. 30th Nov. 
1797, Sally Scott Murray, who was b. 30th Oct. 1775, and 
had child., viz., Edward, b. 27th Dec. 1798, d. 11th Aug. 
1861, — Elizabeth Tayloe, — James Murray, b. lOtli Jan'y 
1803, d. 22d July 1847,— Sally Scott,— Ann Catharine,— 
Daniel and Mary Eleanor Lloyd. Gov. Edward Ijloyd d. 2d 
June 1834. Mrs. Sally Scott Murray Lloyd d. 9th May 1854. 

Edward Lloyd, of Wye House, son of Gov. Eilward and 
Sally Scott Murray Lloyd, m. 30th Nov. 1824, Alicia Mc- 
Blair, who was b. 5th March 1806, d. 8th July 1838, and had 
child., viz., Edward, — Elizabeth, — McBlair, b. 6th Jan'y 
1831, d. 3d Sept. 1846,— Alicia,— and Sally Lloyd. Edward 
Lloyd, d. 11th Aug. 186L 

Col. Edward Lloyd, of Wye House, son of Edward and 
Alicia McBlair Lloyd, m. 25th June 1851, Mary Lloyd How- 
ard, dau. of Charles and Phoebe Key Howard (see Howard), 
and had child., viz., Edward, b. 24th Oct. 1853, d. 13th Aug. 
1854, — Alicia, — ^a 2d Edward, — Charles Howard, — McBlair, 
— John Eager and Elizabeth Phoebe Key Lloyd. 

Elizabeth Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Alicia McBlair 
Lloyd, m. Nov. 1852, Charles Henry Key, son of Frances 
Scott and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key, and had child., viz., Ed- 
ward Lloyd, — Mary Tayloe,— Philip Barton, b. 26th Nov. 
1858, d. 10th Oct. 1862,— Frances Scott,— and Alicia Key. 

Alicia Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Alicia McBlair Lloyd, 
m. Capt. Chas. S. Winder, U. S. A., and C. S. A., and had 
child., elsewhere named. 

Sally Llyod, dau. of Edward and Alicia McBlair Lloyd, 
ra. 9th Nov, 1859, David Churchill Trimble, and had a son, 
Isaac Ridgeway Trimble. 

Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd, dau. of Gov. Edward and 
Sally Scott Murray Lloyd, m. Ist June 1820, Edward S. Win- 


der, and had child., viz., Edward Lloyd, who m. Helen 
Thorborn, of Norfolk, Va.,-- Levin, b. 13th Nov. 1822, d. 
2l8t March 1843, at Louisville, Kentucky, — James Murray, 
b. 15th Feb'y 1825, d. 7th Sept. 1847, at Jalapa, Mexico, of 
a wound received at the battle of Puerto National, 12th Aug. 
1847, — Sarah Murray Winder, — Charles Sydney, b. 7th 
Oct. 1829, d. 9th Aug. 1862, in the battle of Cedar Run,— 
Elizabeth Tayloe, — Mary and William Sydney Winder. 

Gen. Charles Sydney Winder, son of Edward S. and 
Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd Winder, was a graduate of West 
Point, and attained the rank of Captain of Infantry in the 
United States Army. In the Spring of 1861 he resigned his 
commission and went South, where he served with distinction, 
and was made a Brigadier General. He was slain in battle at 
Cedar Kun, 9th August, 1862. He m. his cousin, Alicia 
Lloyd, and had children, viz., Charles Sydney, — Edward Lloyd, 
and Elizabeth Lloyd Winder, b. 4th August, 1860, and d. 8th 
November, 1862. 

Elizabeth Tayloe Winder, dau. of Edward S. and 
Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd Winder, m. Charles J. Pennington, 
and had children, viz., Josias, — Elizabeth Lloyd and Ed ward 
Winder Pennington. 

James Murray Lloyd (b. 10th January, 1803, d. 22d 
July, 1847), son of Gov. Edward and Sally Murray Lloyd, 
m. 1st November, 1836, Elizabeth McBlair, who was b. 3d 
January, 1818, d. 30th October, 1850, and had child., viz., 
Edward, b. 11th Aug., 1837, d. 17th May, 1839,— James 
Murray, b. 30th October, 1840, d. 21st June, 1861,— and 
Charles Tilghman Lloyd, b. 22d October, 1842, who entered 
the Confederate Army and was wounded twice in battle, the 
last time, fatally, at Gettysburg, Pa., 2d July, 1863, and died 
the next day. 

Sally Scott Lix)yd, dau. of Gov. Edward and Sally Scott 
Murray Lloyd, m. 4th May, 1824, Charles Lowndes, son of 
Charles and Eleanor Lloyd Lowndes. 

Ann Catherine Lloyd, dau. of Gov. Edward and Sally 
Scott Murray Lloyd, m. 19th February, 1835, Franklin 
Buchanan, U. S. N. (Admiral Buchanan, C. S. N.), and had 
child., viz., Sally Lloyd, — Letitia McKean, — Alice, — Nannie 
and Ellen, twins, — Elizabeth Tayloe, — Franklin, — Rosa, and 
Mary Tilghman Buchanan, who m. W. Tilghman Owen. 

Admiral Franklin Buchanan was a Captain in the 
United States Navy until the memorable 19th of April, 1861, 
when he resigned and was commissioned an officer in the Navy 


of the Confederate States. He was the Admiral in command 
of the Merrimac during its short and brilliant career of vic- 
tory, and was wounded in the famous fight with the iron-clad 
monitor, Ericsson, in Hampton Roads, 9th March, 1862. He 
was the youngest son of Dr. George Buchanan, a graduate of 
the Universities at Edinburgh and Paris; who m. 18th June, 
1789, Letitia, second dau. of the Hon. Thomas McKean, an 
eminent lawyer, a member of the Continental Congress from 
the State of Delaware, and a Signer of the Declaration of 

Dr. George Buchanan was b. in Baltimore County, 19th of 
September, 1763, the son of Andrew Buchanan. See " Chroni- 
cles of Baltimore, by Col. J, Thomas Scharf," pp. 258-9. 

Sally Lloyd Buchanan, dau. of Admiral Franklin and 
Ann Catharine Lloyd Buchanan, m. 30th Oct. 1866, Thomas 
For man Screven. 

Nannie Buchanan, dau. of Admiral Franklin and Ann 
Catharine Lloyd Buchanan, m. 4th April 1861, Julius Ernest 
Meiere, U. S. Marine Corps and C. S. N., and had child., viz., 
Nannie Lloyd and Ernest Meiere. 

Ellen Buchanan, dau. of Admiral Franklin and Ann 
Catharine Lloyd Buchanan, m. 5th June 1861, George P. 
Screven, and had child., viz., Franklin Buchanan, — Mary, and 
Murray Lloyd Screven. 

Daniel Lloyd, son of Gov. Edward and Sally Scott Mur- 
ray Lloyd, m. 22d Nov. 1832, Virginia Upshur, who was b. 
13th Oct. 1812, d. 7th June 1843, and had child., viz., Ann 
Steele,— Edward,— Arthur Upshur, b. 17th Aug. 1837, 
deceasedy — Daniel, and Upshur Lloyd 

Daniel Lloyd, m. 2ndly Catharine Henry, and had child., 
viz., Mary Campbell, — Kate Henry, — Henry, and Tayloe Lloyd. 

Ann Steele Lloyd, dau. of Daniel and Virginia Upshur 
Lloyd, m. Archibald Stirling, of Baltimore, and had child., 
viz., Edward Lloyd, — Margaret, — Archibald, and Upshur 

Mary Eleanob Lloyd, dau. of Gov. Edward and Sally 
Scott Murray Lloyd, m. 26th Oct. 1837, William Tilghman 
Goldsborough, son of Gov. Charles and Sarah Yerbery Golds- 
borough, and had child., viz., Charles, who m. 7th Nov. 1865, 
Mary Colquhoun Gait, — William Tilghman, — Edward Lloyd, 
b. 15th Dec. 1843, d. 29th March 1861,— Ellen Lloyd,— 
Fitzhugh,— Nannie Lloyd,— Sally Scott, b. 27th Jan'y 1855, 
d. 6th Dec. 1866, — Richard Tilghman, — Alice Lloyd, and 
Mary Lee Goldsborough, 


Hon. William Tilghman Goldsborough d. in Baltimore city, 
23d Jan'y 1876, and was buried at Greenmount Cemetery. 
(See Goldsborough.) 

Mabia Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Elizabetii Tayloe 
Lloyd, m. Richard Williams West, of "The Wood Yard," 
Prince George's Co., Md., and had child,, viz., Richard Wil- 
liams, — Elizabeth Hannah, — Richard Henry, — Edward Lloyd, 
and Mary J^loyd West. 

Elizabeth Hannah West, dau. of Richard Williams and 
Maria Lloyd West, m. Slst July 1832, the Rev. Jonathan 
Lorlng Woart, and had a son, Richard West Woart. 

Mr. and Mrs. Woart were lost at sea, while coming from 
Charleston, S. C, to Baltimore, on board the " Pulaski," in 

Richard Henry West, son of Richard Williams and 
Maria Lloyd West, m. Annie Elizabetii Hays, and d., having 
had one child, Maria Lloyd West. His widow m. Capt. John 
Williams Tudor Gardiner, U. S. A., and had several children. 

Edward Lloyd West, son of Richard Williams and 
Maria Lloyd West, m. Lucy Cushing, of Massachusetts, and 
had child., viz., Edward Lloyd, b. 2d Jan'y 1842, d. 22d 
Feb^ 1862, at Culi)epper C. H., Va.,— Charles Cushing,— 
Lucy Cushing, and Frank West. 

Mary Lloyd West, dau. of Richard Williams and Maria 
Lloyd West, m. Dr. John Burr Hereford, who d. in Alexan- 
dria, Va., 26th Oct. 1868. They had a son, Richard West 

Mary Tayloe Lloyd, dau. of Edward and Elizabetii 
Tayloe Lloyd, m. 19th Jan'y 1802, Francis Scott Key, the 
author of the National Anthem, The Star Spangled Ban- 
ner, and had child., viz., Elizabeth Phoebe, b. 10th Oct. 1803, 
—Maria Lloyd, b. 13th Feb'y 1805,— Francis Scott, b. 7th 
Oct. 1806,— John Ross, b. 3d March 1809, d. 21st May 1837, 
—Ann Arnold, b. 2d March 1811,— Edward Lloyd, b. 26th 
Sept. 1813, d. 8th July 1822,— Daniel Murray, b. 9th June 
1816, d. 22d June 1836,— Philip Barton, b. 5th April 1818, d. 
27th Feb'y 1859,— Ellen Lloyd, b. 16th Aug. 1821,— Mary 
Alicia Lloyd Nevins, b. 20th Nov. 1823, and Charles Henry 
Key, b. 30tli July 1827. 

Francis Scott Key was b. 9th Aug. 1780, at the residence 
of his father, John Ross Key, near Pipe Creek, in Fred- 
erick Co., Md., a short distance from Eramittsburg. After 
his marriage he resided for several years in Frederick city, 
Md., afterwards he removed to Georgetown, D. C, and finally 


settled in Washington. He died in the city of Baltimore 
while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Charles Howard, on the 
13th Jan'y 1843, aged 63 years. 

Elizabeth Phoebe Key, dau. of Francis Scott and Mary 
Tavloe Lloyd Key, m. 9th Nov. 1826, Charles Howard, of 
Baltimore, and had child., viz., Francis Key Howard, who m. 
27th Jan'y 1853, Lydia E. HoUingsworth Morris,— John 
Eager Howard, — Charles Howard, who m. 11th July 1855, 
Mary C. Winder, of Northampton Co., Va., — Mary Lloyd 
Howard, who m. 5th June 1851, Edward Lloyd, of Talbot 
Co., Md., — James Howard, — Alice Howard, — Edward Lloyd 
Howard, — McHenry Howard, who m. 18th June 1867, Julia 
Douglass Coleman, — Ellen Key Howard, who m. 7th Dec. 
1865, Charlton Hunt Morgan, of Lexington, Ky., — Elizabeth 
Gray Howard, b. 16th Oct. 1841, d. 14th Nov. 1862, and 
Anna Arnold Key Howard, b. 3d Aug. 1845, and d. 24th 
May 1846. 

For lineage and descendants of Charles Howard, see How- 

Maria Lloyd Key, dau. of Francis Scott and Mary Tay- 
loe Lloyd Key, m. 3d June 1823, Henry Maynadier Steele, 
of Dorchester Co,, Md., and had child., viz., Mary Nevett, — 
Elizabeth Frances, — Sarah Isabella, — Maria Lloyd, b. 2nd 
Feb'y 1831, d. 20th May 1834,— Henry M.,— Frank Key,— 
Anna Key, — Ellen Key, and Billings Steele. 

Henry Maynadier Steele was b. 5th Oct. 1798, the son of 
James and Mary Nevett Steele, and d. 29th March 1863. 

Mary Nevett Steele, dau. of Henry Maynadier and 
Maria Lloyd Key Steele, m. Dennis Claude, of Annapolis, 
Md, and had child., viz., Jessie, — Elhvood Wilson, and Her- 
bert Claude. 

Elizabeth Frances Steele, dau. of Henry Maynadier 
and Maria Lloyd Key Steele, m. Charles Calvert Steuart, and 
had a dau. Alice Steuart. 

For Lifleage of Charles Calvert Steuart, sec Steuart. 

Sarah Isabella Steele, dau. of Henry Maynadier and 
Maria Lloyd Key Steele, m. Alexander Wylie Habersham 
(XJ. S. N.), of Georgia, and had child., viz., Wylie, Henry Steele, 
Edward Heddon and Ellen Habersham. 

Henry M. Steele, son of Henry Maynadier and Maria 
Lloyd Key Steele, m. Emma Brush, and had child., viz., 
Edward and Constance Steele. 

Frank Key Steele, son of Henry Maynadier and Maria 
Lloyd Key Steele, m. 23d December, 1867, Sallie K. Spalding. 


Anna Key Steele, dau. of Henry Maynadier and Maria 
Lloyd Key Steele, m. 6th January, 1864, Jacob Field Bartow, 
and had child., viz., Henry Steele and Nevitt Steele Bartow. 

Francis Scott Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe 
Lloyd Key, m. 4th April, 1826, Elizabeth Lloyd Harwood, 
and. had child., viz., Henry Harwood, — Elizabeth Lloyd, — 
John Ross, — Fanny Scott, — Mary Ellen, — Alice Turner, — 
Daniel Murray, — Anna Arnold, and Wilfred Key, b. 4th 
March, 1845, d. 24th February, 1865, a prisoner of war, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Francis Scott Key d. 4th April, 1866, in ihc 60th year ot 
his age. 

John Ross Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe 
Lloyd Key, m. 25th September, 1834, Virginia Ringgold, 
daughter of Gen. Samuel Ringgold, of Fountain Rock, and 
his 2d wife, Marie Antoinette Hay (see Ringgold), and had 
two child., viz., Clarence Key, who m. at Galveston, Texas, 
21st March 1867, Mrs. Priscilla Hadley Skiff, and John Ross 
Key, who m. Mabel Thayer. 

Anna Arnold Key, dau. of Francis Scott and Mary 
Tayloe Lloyd Key, ra. 25th Feb'y 1829, Daniel Turner, of 
Warrenton, N. C, who was b. 26th Sept. 1796, the son ot 
James and Mary Turner, of N. C, and had 11 children, viz., 
Alice Key Turner, who m. 27th Nov. 1856, Dr. John M. 
Browne, U. S. N.,— Ellen Key Turner, who m. 28th Feb'y 
1860, John S. Messersmith, U. S. N., and had 2 child., 
viz., Edward Turner and Anna Key Messersmith, — Rebecca 
Turner, who m. Philip Thomas Norwood, of N. C, and had 
, a dau., Ellen Key Norwood, — Anna Key Turner, b. 14th 
June 1834, d. 13th Jan'yl859,— Francis Scott Turner,— Mary 
Anderson Lloyd Turner, b. 6th March 1839, d. 16th July 
1855, — Daniel Turner, — Elizabeth Phoebe Howard Turner, — 
Edward Turner, b. 10th May 1845, died 8th Nov. 1851,— 
Janet Turner, who m. 27th July, 1865, Otis Wardwell, and 
Emily Virginia Turner. 

Philip Barton Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary 
Tayloe Lloyd Key, m. in Nov. 1845, Ellen Swann, of Balti- 
more, and had child., viz., Elizabeth Swann, who m. Robert 
A. Dobbin, — Mary Lloyd, who m. 24th April 1874, William 
Gilmor,— Ellen Donnell, b. 2d Sept. 1850, d. 18th Jan'y 
1857, — James Swann, and Alice Key. 

Mrs. Ellen Swann Key, d. 20th March 1855. Philip Barton 
Key d. 27th Fcb'y, 1859. 

Ellen Lloyd Key, dau. of Francis Scott and Mary Tay- 

KEY — CHEW. 39 

loe Lloyd Key, m. 27th Jan'y 1816, Simon Fraser Blunt (U. 
S. N.), of Virginia, and had child., viz., Alice Key, — John Y. 
Mason, and Mary Lloyd Blunt. 

Simon Fraser Blunt died at his residence in Baltimore, 27th 
April 1854. 

Mary ALicrA Lloyd Nevins Key, dau. of Francis Scott 
and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key, m. 2d June 1846, Hon. George 
Hunt Pendleton, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and had child., viz., 
Francis Key, — Mary Lloyd, and Jane Frances Pendleton. 

Charles Henry Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary 
Tayloe Lloyd Key, ni. in November 1852, Elizabeth Lloyd, 
dau. of Edward and Alicia McBlair Lloyd, and had child., 
viz., Edward Lloyd, — Mary Tayloe, — Philip Barton, b. 26th 
Nov. 1858, d. 10th Oct. 1862,— Francis Scott, and Alicia 
Scott Key. 

Sec. 35, D. Col. Philemon Lloyd, son of Philemon 
and Henrietta Maria Neale Bennett Lloyd, was a member of 
the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions of 1701 and 1702. 
He m. Mrs. Freeman, of Annapolis, and had a dau. Henrietta 
Maria Lloyd. 

Henrietta Maria Lloyd, dau. of Philemon Lloyd, 
married Samuel Chew, and had child., viz., Samuel (of Her- 
ring Bay), — Henrietta Maria, who m. Edward Dorsey, Attor- 
ney-at-Law, — Philemon Lloyd, — his twin brother, Bennett, 
who m. Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of Edward and Ann 
Turbutt Tilghman, d. sine prole, — Margaret, and Mary Chew. 

Margaret Chew, dau. of Samuel and Henrietta Maria 
Lloyd Chew, m. John Bealc Bordley, son of Thomas and 
Ariana Vanderleyden Frisby Bordley, and had child., viz., 
Thomas, — Matthias, who m. Susan Heiith, — Henrietta Maria, 
who m. Major David Ross, and John Bordley. 

Mary Chew, dau. of Samuel and Henrietta Maria Lloyd 
Chew, m. twice. Her 1st husband was William Paca, who 
signed the Declaration of Independence, and had a son, John 
Paca. Her 2nd husband was Daniel Dulany and had two 
sons, viz : Lloyd, who was run through with a sword in a duel 
with Rev. Bennett Allen, and Walter Dulany. 

Henrietta Lloyd, dau. of Philemon and Henrietta Maria 
Neale Bennet Lloyd, m. Henry Blake, and had child., viz., 
John Sawyer (of Wye), — Henrietta Maria, who m. String- 
fellow, — Dorothy, who m. Dr. Charles Carroll and had a son, 
Charles Carroll, Barrister (see Carroll), and Philemon Blake, 
of Chester. 

Anna Maria Lloyd, dau. of Philemon and Henrietta 

40 OLD KENT. [/Sec. 35, E, F. 

Maria Neale Bennet Lloyd, m. Richard Tilghman, son of Dr. 
Richard and Marie Foxley Tilghman. She was the ancestress 
of all the Tilghmans of Maryland. (See Tilghman.) 

Sec. 35, E. James Lloyd, son of Philemon and Henri- 
etta Maria Neale Bennett Lloyd, m. 12th Jan'y 1709, Ann 
Grundy, a lady celebrated for her beauty, who was b. 25th 
April, 1680,d. 18th Nov. 1731, the daii. of Robert Grundy and 
Deborah, his wife, formerly Deborah Impey, widow of Thomas 
Impey, whose maiden name was Deborah Boynton, and had 
child., viz., Henrietta Maria, b. 26th Jan'y 1710, — Robert, b. 
19th Feb'y 1712, —Margaret, b. 16th Feb'y 1715,— James, b. 
16th March 1717,— Deborah, b. 19th May 1719,— Philemon, 
b. 4th Nov. 1721,— and Anne Lloyd, b. 13th Feb'y 1724. 

James Lloyd d. 29th Sept. 1723. 

Henrietta Maria Lix)yd, dau. of James and Ann Grundy 
Lloyd, m. Samuel Chamberlaine, and had child.,viz., Thomas, — 
James, — Lloyd, — Anne, who m. Richard Tilghman Earle, — 
Henrietta Maria Chamberlaine, and Samuel Chamberlaine. 

Samuel Chamberlaine, b. 17th May 1697, d. 30th April 
1773. Mrs. Henrietta Maria Lloyd Chamberlaine, b. 26th 
Jan'y 1710, d. 29th March 1748. 

Samuel Chamberlaine, son of Samuel and Henrietta 
Maria Lloyd Chamberlaine, m. Henrietta Maria HoUyday, of 
Radcliffe, and had child., viz., Anna Maria, who m. John 
Goldsborough, — Sarah Hollyday, who m. Hon. John Leeds 
Kerr, — Harriet Rebecca, who m. Levin Gale, — James Lloyd, — 
'Henry,— Samuel and Richard Lloyd Chamberlaine, who d. 
sine prole. 

Robert Lloyd, son of James and Ann Grundy Lloyd, m. 
Anna Maria Tilghman Hemsley, widow of William Hemsley 
and dau. of Ricnard Tilghman, of the Hermitage, and had 
child., viz., Richard, — Deborah, who m. Col. Peregrine Tilgh- 
man (see Tilghman), and Anna Maria Lloyd, who m. Wilh'am 
Tilghman. (See Tilghman.) 

Margaret Lloyd, dau. of James and Ann Grundy Lloyd, 
m. William Tilghman, of Groces. (See Tilghman.) 

James Lloyd, son of James and Ann Grundy Lloyd, m. 
Elizabeth Ward, of Cecil Co., Md., and had a numerous 

Deborah Lloyd, dau. of James and Ann Grundy Lloyd, 
m. Jeremiah Nicols, and had child., viz., Robert Lloyd Nicols 
and Jeremiah Nicols. 

Sec. 35, F. Charles Howard, who m. Elizabeth Phoebe 
Key, dau. of Francis Scott Key and Mary Tayloe Lloyd, was 


descended from Joshua Howard. The following interesting 
memorandum, in the hand-writing of Col. John Eager How- 
ard, records the early history of the family in Maryland : 

" John Eager Howard was born the 4th day of June 
1752, in Baltimore County, in Maryland, at the place settled 
by his grandfather, Joshua Howard, who came from England 
to this country about the year 1667. He was from Manches- 
ter, where the people generally turned out, and he with them, 
at the time of Monmouth's invasion, though very young, to 
support James. They marched to London, where, Monmouth 
being defeated, they were discharged ; and he preferred coming 
to this country rather than return to his father, who was dis- 
pleased at his leaving home in the manner he did. He obtained 
a grant for the land where he settled, which is still in the fam- 
ily, soon after he came to this country. He married Joanna 
O^Carroll, from Ireland, and had a number of children, one of 
whom, Cornelius, father of J. E. Howard, marrie<I Ruth Eager, 
whose grandfather, George Eager, as appears by the records, 
purchased, in 1668, the estate now held, near, and including 
part of the City of Baltimore. 

" It is supposed the family of Eagers came from England to 
Maryland soon after the charter to Lord Baltimore, but the 
records afford but little information prior to 1668. 

"It appears by the records that the above-named George 
Eager left three sons, — Thomas, — John and George. Thomas 
married and died without leaving children — his widow married 
Samuel Merryman. George died young, without being mar- 
ried. John married Jemima Murray and had two children. 
George and Ruth, who were infants when he died. The 
widow married Philip Jones, and by him had one daughter, 
who married Joseph Murray, from whom are descended a part 
of the Cromwells and Chenoweths. On the death of Jemima, 
Philip Jones married again, and from this second marriage 
are descended Thomas Jones, Philip and Nicholas Rogers and 

" Philip Jones was guardian and had the estate of the younger 

George Eager, and whether owing to too much restraint, 

or a natural propensity, George was bound an apprentice to 
the sea, — and afterwards was captain of a ship. He sailed 
from West River, in the year 1752, aged about thirty-three, 
in a vessel belonging to Galloway, of that place, loaded with 
wheat, and was never afterwards heard of. 

"RuTii married Cornelius Howard, as above stated. 

42 OLD KENT. ISec. 35, G. 

"The above is mostly from record testimony, — ^and where that 
failed, the defect is supplied by tradition/' 

(Signed) " John E. Howard. 

Feb'y 17th 1810." 

Joshua Howard m. Joanna O'Carroll and had child., viz., 
Francis Howard, — Cornelius Howard, — Violetta Howard, — 
Sarah Howard, — Mary Howard, who m. Nathaniel Gist, — 
Elizabeth Howard, ana Edmund Howard, who d. about 1750. 
Joshua Howard d. in 1745, and his wife died in 1763. 

Sec. 35, G. Cornelius Howard, son of Joshua and 
Joanna O'CarroU Howard, m. Ruth Eager, dau. of John and 
Jemima Murray Eager, and had child., viz., George, who m. 
Mrs. Hannah Jones Edward, dau. of Thomas Jones, and left no 
descendants, — Joshua, — Ruth, — John Eager, b. 4th June 1752, 
d. 12th Oct. 1827,— Rachel,— Philip,— Cornelius, d. 12th 
Feb'y 1844, aged 89 years, — Violetta, who m. Joseph West, 
had one son, Joseph West (who d. young), and d. 21st Feb'y 
1844, aged 84 years, — Ann, and James Howard. 

Ruth Howard, dau. of Cornelius and Ruth Eager How- 
ard, m. Charles Elder, and had two child., viz., George Elder, 
and Charles Elder, b. 1774, d. 1829. 

Charles Elder, son of Charles and Ruth Howard Elder, 
m. Sally Howard (of another Howard family), and had child., 
viz., Violetta,— Ruth, b. 1801, d. 1854,— George, b. 1802, d. 
18th July 1866,— Juliana,— Rebecca, b. 1814, d. 1846,— Cor- 
nelius Howard, — Cornelius Henry, and Achsah Howard. 

Mrs. Sally Howard Elder, b. 1773, m. 1798 andd. in 1839. 

Violetta Elder, dau. of James and Sally Howard Elder, 
m. twice. Her 1st husband (1831) was Thomas Barnes, and 
had 2 child, viz., Archibald, and Sally Barnes, who d. 30th 
Oct. 1851, aged 15 years. Her 2d husband (1846) was Wilson 
Lee Soper. 

Ruth Elder, dau. of Charles and Sally Howard Elder, m. 
William Shipley, and had child., viz., Sally, b. 1818, d. in 
1834, — Robert (who m. Sophia Haines, and had child, viz., 
Alverda, — Clara, and William Hopkins Shipley), — Ruth E., 
b. in 1821, d. 1851,— Juliana (who m. 1st George W. Gray, 
who d. in 1852, sineproUy and 2d in 1854, John W. Marlow, 
and had 2 child., viz., William H., d., and William H. Mar- 
low), — Cornelius H. (who m. 29th May 1866, Lizzie M., dau. 
of Samuel M. Barry), — William Henry, — Charles Elder, b. 
1829, d. 20th Oct. 1858 (who m. June 1858, Mary E. Bot- 
tomly),— and Frank L. Shipley. 


William Shipley, b. in 1782, m. 1816, and d. 1835. Mrs. 
Ruth Elder Shipley, b. 1801, d. 1854. 

George Howard Elder, son of Charles and Sally How- 
ard Elder, m. in 1832, Ellen North Moale, and had child, viz., 
Frances Moale (who ra. her cousin, William H. Shipley), — 
Robert North (who m. in 1862, Susan Voss, and had child., 
viz., Elizabeth H., and Ellen North Moale Elder), — Cornelia 
Howard, b. in 1838, d. 18th March 1864 (who m. 12th April 
1859, Douglass Stirling, and had a son, George H. Stirling), — 
George H., — Ellen North, and Elizabeth Elder, who ra. in 
1875, Jervis Spencer, son of Jervis Spencer. 

Sec. 35, H. Col. John Eager Howard, son of Cornelius 
and Ruth Eager Howard, is one of those immortal few whose 
name and history will always be cherished with affectionate 
veneration by the sons of Maryland. He was gallant, brave, 
true to his native State, and faithful to his country. When 
the Revolutionary War broke out, he immediately volunteered 
for any service, and was elected a Captain in the Second Bat- 
talion of the Flying Camp of 1776, under the command of 
Col. Josias Carvil Hall. When the Battalions were re-arranged, 
as Regulars, in March 1777, he was appointed Major of the 
Fourth Battalion, Col. Hall commanding. He was commis- 
sioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second Regiment, 11th March 
1779. He served through the whole war with brilliancy. 

After the conclusion of the War for Independence, Col. 
Howard returned to civil life. He was three times elected 
Governor of the State of Maryland, viz., in 1788, 1789 and 
1790. Always willing to serve his State when called upon, 
he disliked office-holding, and though warmly pressed by 
Gen. Washington, who knew his ability and worth, he declined 
a seat in the Cabinet, as Secretary of War. He was elected 
30th Nov. 1796, United Stales Senator, and occupied that 
position until the 4th of March 1803. 

Col. John Eager Howard, m. 18th May 1787, Margaret 
Chew, a lady celebrated for loveliness, elegance, and refine- 
ment, the eldest dau. of Hon. Benjamin Chew, of Philadel- 
phia, and had child., viz., John Eager, b. 25th June 1788, d. 
18th Oct. 1822,— George, b. 21st Nov. 1789, d. 2d Aug. 
1846,— Benjamin Chew, b. 5th Nov. 1791,— William, b. 16th 
Dec. 1793, d. 25th Aug. 1834,— Juliana Elizabeth, b. 3d May 
1796, d. 22d May, 1821,— James, b. 17th Dec. 1797,— Sophia 
Catherine, b. 6th March 1800,— Charles, b. 26th April 1802, 
d. 18th June 1869, and Mary Anne Howard, b. 16th Feb'y 
1806, d. 20th May 1806. 


John Eager Howard, eldest son of Col. John Eager and 
Margaret Chew Howard, m. 20th Dec. 1820, Cornelia Anna- 
bella Read, who d. 28th Dec. 1862, and had one son, John Eager 
Howard, b. 3d Sept. 1821, and d. near Boston, Mass., 1862. 
John Eager Howard d. at Mercersburg, Pa., 18th Oct. 1822. 

Gov. George Howard, son of Col. John Eager and Mar- 
garet Chew Howard, was Governor of Maryland in 1831-32, 
m. 26th Dec. 1811, Prudence Gough Kidgely, and had child., 
viz., John Eager, b. 27th Nov. 1812, d. 3d July 1838,— Pris- 
cilla Ridgely, b. 31st July 1814, d. 5th May 1837,— Margaret 
Elizabeth,— Charles Ridgely, b. 1st Sept. 1818, d. 30th Jan'y 
1859,— Sophia C,— George, b. 9th May 1822, d. 7th July, 1876, 
Jacob Hollingsworth, b. 24th Jan'y 1824, d. in Jan'y 1825,— 
William, — Cornelius, — Rebecca Hanson, b. 7th Jan'y 1829, 
d.,— James, b. in January 1830, d., — David Ridgely, b. 27tli 
Jan'y 1831, d. 2d Fcb'y 1831,— Eliza Carroll, b. in 1832, d., 
and James Carroll b. in Aug. 1833., d. an infant. 

Priscilla Ridgely Howard, dau. of George and Pru- 
dence Gough Howard, m. 9th July 1835, Eugene Post, and 
had one son, Eugene Howard Post, who m. 19th Sept. 1865, 
Mary Adams, and had child., viz., Eugene and Margaret 
Elizabeth Post, b. 4th Sept. 1868, d. 17th April 1869. Mrs. 
Priscilla Ridgely Howard Post d. 5th May 1837, and her hus- 
band, Eugene Post, m. her sister, Margaret Elizabeth Howard. 

Margaret Elizabeth Howard, dau. of George and 
Prudence Gough Howard, m. 2d Oct. 1838, her brother in 
law, Eugene Post, and had child., viz., Mary Magdalene, — 
John Eager Howard, who m. 17th April 1866, Rebecca Lloyd 
Nicholson, and d. 12th Feb'y 1876,— -Sophia Howard (who m. 
4th June 1858, Ridgely Duvall, and had child., viz., Ridgely, 
and Eugene Post Duvall, b. 18th June 1867, d. 17th Aug. 
1867),— Richard (who m. 1st Nov. 1866, Ella Stump),— George 
Howard, and William Voss Post, who m. Miss Boice. 

Charles Ridgely Howard, son of George and Prudence 
Gough Howard, m. 24th Dec. 1844, Elizabeth Ann Waters, 
and had child., viz., Prudence Rebecca, — Sophia Read, who 
m. Thomas W. Ward, of New York, — Elizabeth Waters, b. 
4th Oct. 1849, d. 10th Nov. 1849,— James Round Morris,— 
a second Elizabeth Waters, and Cornelia Howard. 

Charles Ridgely Howard d. 30th Jan'y 1859, in the harbor 
of Panama, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Waters Howard m. 21st 
FebV 1860, William George Read, son of William George 
and Sophia Catharine Howard Read, and had a dau. Florence 
Mary Read, 


Sophia C. Howard, dau. of George and Prudence Gough 
Howard, m. 12th May 1840, Richard Norris. 

William Howard, son of George and Prudence Gough 
Howard, ni. Octavia Duvall, and had child., viz., Eliza 
Ridgely,— William, b. in 1857, d. 12th July 1858,— James 
Herbert, b. 3d May 1860, d. 5th May 1860,'-Gustave Beaure- 
gard, and John Duvall Howard. 

Hon. Benjamin Chew Howard, son of Col. John Eager 
and Margaret Chew Howard, m. 24th Feb'y 1818, Jane 
Grant Gilmor, who was b. 30th March 1801, and had child., 
viz., Ijouisa Sherlock (who m. 1st June 1841, George Brice 
Hoffman, and had child., viz., Howard, and George Hoffman, 
b. 10th Aug. 1844, d. 6th May 1846),— Robert Gilmor, b. 3d 
Sept. 1821, d. 20th Dec. 1821,— Sophia, b. 3d Sept. 1822, 
d. at Eome, 23d May 1852, — Marian, — Ann Williams, — Jane 
Gilmor (who m. 1st June 1869, Joseph King), — William 
Gilmor, b. 20th Feb'y 1829, d. 16th March 1829,— Juliana 
McHcnry (who m. 28th June 1853, Richard W. Tyson, and 
had child., viz., Sophia Howard, — George Hoffman, b. 8th 
March 1856, d. 23d Dec. 1858, — Benjamin Howard, — Jessie, 
b. in 1862, at Nice, d. at Kome, 24th Feb'y 1863, and Jesse 
Tyson),— Ellen Gilmor (who m. 20th Dec. 1860, Richard 
Basset Bayard, and had child., viz., Ellen Howard, — Richard 
Howard, and Jean Gilmor Bayard, b. 4th Aug. 1866, d. 2d 
April 1867),— William Gilmor, who m. 18th June 1864, 
Annie Doyle, and afterwards Lucy Brent of Va., — Benjamin 
Chew, b. 21st March 1837, decmsed, — and Charles Gilmor 
Howard, b. 15th May 1839, d. 18th May 1839. Hon. Benja- 
min Chew Howard d. 6th March 1872. 

William Howard, son of Col. John Eager and Margaret 
Chew Howard, m. 14th May 1828, Rebecca Ann Key, and 
had child., viz., William Key (who ni. 9th Feb'y 1854, Agnes 
Schley, dau. of William and Ann Cadwalader Ringgold 
Schley (see Ringgold), and had child., viz., Agnes, b. 17th 
Nov. 1854, d. July 6th 1856, and William Key Howard, b. 
20th Sept. 1857, d. 20th Oct. 1857. Mrs. Agnes Schley 
Howard d. 23d Sept. 1857, and he married 2dly Clara Haxall 
Randolph, and had child., viz., William Key and Allan Ran- 
dolph Howard), — Louisa Emily, b. 5th Dec. 1830, d., — and 
Philip Barton Key Howard, b. 5th Jan'y 1834, d. 

William Howard d. 25th Aug. 1834, and Mrs. Rebecca Ann 
Key Howard m. 2dly Alexander H. Tyson, and had child., 
viz., Alexander Hamilton, b. 19tli April 1840, d. 26th Dec. 
1855, — Mary Lloyd, — Henry Johnson, b. 13tli April 1845, d. 


16th Feb'y 1858, and Anna Key Tyson, who m. Robert 

Juliana Elizabeth Howard, dau. of Col. John Eager 
and Margaret Chew Howard, m. 7 th Dec. 1819, John Mc- 
Henry, who d. at Mercersburg, Pa., 9th Oct. 1822. Mrs. 
Juliana Elizabeth Howard McHenry d. at Belvidere, the 
residence of her father, 22d May 1821, leaving one son, James 
Howard McHenry. 

James Howard McHenry, son of John and Juliana Eliza- 
beth Howard McHenry, m. 25th June 1855, Sally Nicholas 
Cary, and had child., viz., Julia ^Howard, — James, b. 30th 
Sept. 1857, d. 10th July 1858,— Wilson Cary,— Ellen Carr, 
and John McHenry. 

James Howard, son of Col. John Eager and Margaret 
Chew Howard, m. twice, his 1st wife was Sophia Gough 
Ridgely, and had child., viz., Juliana Elizabeth, d, — Chiarles, 
Ridgely (who m. 23d April 1861, Mary Holly Austin, and 
d. in 1862), — Margaret Sophia (who m. Charles Ridgely, of 
Hampton, and had child,, viz., John, who m. Helen Stewart, 
—Charles, b. 19th July 1853, d. 1873,— Howard,— Otho 
Eichelberger, — Eliza, — Juliana Elizabeth Howard, and Edgar 
Howard Ridgely, b. 11th Oct. 1863, d. 13th Aug. 1864, and 
Margaret Ridgely), — and John Eager Howard who d. in 
1876. His 2d wife was Catharine M. Ross, of Frederick city, 
Md., dau. of William Ross and his wife Catharine W. John- 
son, dau. of Col. Baker Johnson, and had child., viz., Anna 
Harrison, — William Ross, who m. Elizabeth Mary Ridgely, 
and had a son, Charles Ridgely, — James McHenry, — Harry 
Carroll, and David Ridgely Howard. James Howard d. 19th 
March 1870. 

Sophia Catharine Howard, dau. of Col. John Eager 
and Margaret Chew Howard, m. 7th May 1825, William 
George Read, and had child., viz., William George, who m. 
21st Feb'y 1860, Elizabeth Waters Howard, widow of Charles 
Ridgely Howard, and had a dau. Florence Mary Read), — 
Mary Sophia,— Howard, b. July 1838, d. 22d Feb'y 1839, 
and Mary Cornelia Read. 

Mary Sophia Read, dau. of William George and Sophia 
Catharine Howard, m. Arthur Thomas Weld, of Leagram, Eng- 
land, and had child., viz., Mary Edith, — William George,— 
Arthur John, b. at Lytham, Lancashire, England, 24th Nov. 
1857, d. at Gravesend, 15th Feb'y 1866,— Edward Joseph,— 
Mary Sophia, — Albert Henry, and Louisa Maria Weld. 

^lARY Cornelia Read, dau. of William George and 


Sophia Catharine Howard Read, m. 4th May 1858, Albert 
Henry Carroll, of Howard Co., and had child., viz , Mary 
Sophia, — Mary Ellinor, and Agnes Carroll. 

Albert Henry Carroll joined the army of the Confederate 
States, and was killed in a skirmish near Martinsburg, 7th 
Sept. 1862. 

Mrs. Mary Cornelia Read Carroll m. 25th June 1866, Col. 
James Fenner Lee, and had a dau. Mary Cornelia Lee. 

Charles Howard, son of Col. John Eager and Margaret 
Chew Howard, m. 9th Nov. 1825, Elizabeth Phoebe Key, who 
was b. 10th Oct. 1803, the dan. of Francis Scott Key, the 
author of "The Star Spangled Banner," and his wife Mary 
Tayloe Lloyd Key (see Lloyd), and had child., viz., Francis 
Key, who d. in London 29th May 1872, — John Eager. — 
Charles, — Mary Lloyd, — James,— Alice, — Edward Lloyd, — 
McHenry,— Ellen Key,— Elizabeth Gray, b. 16th Oct. 1841, 
d. 14th Nov. 1862, and Anna Arnold Key Howard, b. 3d 
Aug. 1845 and d. 24th May 1846. 

Francis Key Howard, son of Charles and Elizabeth Phoebe 
Key Howard, m. 27th Jan'y 1853, Lydia E. H. Morris, and had 
child., viz., John Morris, b. 1st Dec. 1853, d. 14th Jan'y 
1856,— Lydia Hollingsworth,- Elizabeth Phoebe, b. '30th 
Aug. 1857, d. 29th July 1858,— Nancy Hollingsworth,— 
Frank Key, and Charles Howard. 

Charles Howard, son of Charles and Elizabeth Phoebe 
Key Howard, m. 11th July 1855, Mary C. Winder, and had 
child., viz., Charles Eager, — Elizabeth Key, — Ruth, and Nan- 
nie Bruce, and Rosa Howard. 

Mary Lloyd Howard, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth 
Phoebe Key Howard, m. 5th June 1851, Edward Lloyd, and 
had child., viz., Edward Lloyd, b. 24th Oct. 1853, d. 13th 
Aug. 1854, — a 2d Edward, — Charles Howard, — McBlair, — 
John Eager, and Elizabeth Phoebe Key Lloyd. 

McHenry Howard, son of Charles and Elizabeth Phoebe 
Key Howard, m. 18th June 1867, Julia Douglass Coleman, 
dau. of Gen. C. G. Coleman, of Jerdone Castle, Louisa Co., 
Va., and had child., viz., Elizabeth Gray Howard, — Charles 
Howard, and Mary Howard. 

Ellen Key Howard, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth Key 
Howard, m. 7th Dec. 1865, Charlton Hunt Morgan, and had 
child., viz., Thomas Morgan, — Charlton Morgan, and Ellen T. 

Elizabeth Howard, youngest dau. of Joshua and Joanna 
O'Carroll Howard, m. William Welles, and had child., viz., 


Frank, who m. Tevis, and had a son, Joshua Wells, 

who m. Mrs. Reinecker, whose maiden name was Fite, — Joseph, 
— James, and Nancy Wells, who m. Crawford. 

Sarah Howard, second dau. of Joshua and Joanna O'Car- 
roll Howard, m. Christopher Gist, and had child, viz., Nancy, 
who d. unmarried, — Thomas, who was taken prisoner at Brad- 
dock's Defeat, and lived 15 or 16 years witn the Indians, — 
Nathaniel Gist, and a son who m. and has descendants living 
ing in South Carolina. 

Gen. Nathaniel Gist, son of Christopher and Sarah How- 
ard Gist, m. Judith Bell, and had a dau., Eliza Violetta Howard 
Gist, who married Francis P. Blair, and had child., viz., 
Montgomery Blair, Frank P. Blair, — James, and Elizabeth 

Violetta Howard, eldest dau. of Joshua and Joanna 
(yCarroll Howard, m. William Gist, and had child., viz., 

Joseph, — a dau. (who m. McGee, and had a dau., Polly 

McGee, b. 5th May 1782, m. 16th Sept. 1802, John Kirby, 
and had 3 child., viz., Samuel O wings, b. 1st Oct. l^'OS, — 
Ann, b. 17th June, 1806, and Mary Kirby, b. 9th Sept. 
1809),— and Joseph Gist. 

John Kirby, d. 5th July 1861. Polly McGee Kirby d. 3d 
June 1812. 

Ann Kirby, dau. of John and Polly McGee Kirby, m. 
John P. Miller, who was b. 2d Dec. 1804, d. 3d Sept. 1851, 
and had a son, John F. Miller. 

Ann Gist, dau. of William and Violetta Howard Gist, m. 
James Calhoun, and had child., viz., William, b. 30th Nov. 
1767, d. in June 1808,— James, b. 4th Nov. 1770, d. 30th 
Aug. 1819, and Elizabeth Calhoun, b. 26th April 1774, d. 21st 
Aug. 1815. 

WiixiAM Calhoun, son of James and Ann Gist Calhoun, 
m. Lydia Cattel, and had child., viz., Mary, — Eliza, — Ann, — 
Lydia, and Sidney Calhoun, who m. Horace Bliss, — William 
Calhoun b. 30th Nov. 1767, d. June 1808. 

Mary Calhoun, dau. of William and Lydia Cattel Cal- 
houn, m. 9th June 1812, Benedict Wm. Hall, and had child., 
viz., Janet Smith, b. 10th July 1813, d. Dec. 1857,— Lydia, 
b. 20th Feb'y 1815, d. 8th May 1817,— Elizabeth Buchanan, 
—and Mary Calhoun, b. 4th June 1818, d. Dec. 1847. 

Janet Smith Hall, dau. of Benedict Wm. and Mary Calhoun 
Hall, m. Wm. Fitzhugh Turner, and had child., viz., Marian 
Calhoun, b. 6th Oct. 1834, d. 19th March 1858,— Eliza Ran- 
dolph, b. 22d Dec. 1835, d. 1854,— Thomas Shirley, b. 4th 


Aug.- 1837, d. 29th Oct. 1865,— Lydia Calhoun, b. 22d July 
1839, d. 12th April 1867,— William Hall, d.,— Sophia Cooke, 
—Virginia Caroline, b. 2d Jan'y 1843, d. 1849,— William 
Fitzhugh, d., — Henry Julian, and Horatio Whitridge Turner. 

Wm. Fitzhugh Turner and Janet Smith Hall were ra. 17th 
Sept. 1833. He d. 4th Dec. 1852, and she in Dec. 1857. 

Marl\n Calhoun Turner, dau. of Wm. Fitzhugh and 
Janet Smith Hall Turner, m. William Carrere, and had a son, 
John Fitzhugh Carrere. 

Elizabeth Buchanan Hall, dau. of Benedict Wm. and 
Mary Calhoun Hall, m. 20th April 1843, Horatio L. Whit- 
ridge, and had child., viz., Olivia Cushing, who m. 23d Jan'y 
1868, Alexander Nisbet Turnbull, — Mary Calhoun, b. 4th 
Dec. 1845, d. 9th June 1856,— Elizabeth Hall, b. 15th Dec. 
1847, d. 20th April 1850,— Benedict Wm. Hall,— Alice 
Dickenson,— Thomas, 10th July 1853, d. 5th Feb'y 1855, 
—Lydia Calhoun, b. 14th July 1857, d. 30th June 1864, 
and James Hindman Barney Whitridge. Horatio L. Whit- 
ridge d. in 1875. 

Ann Calhoun, dau. of William and Lydia Cattel Cal- 
houn, after the death of his sister, Mary Calhoun Hall, m. and 
was the 2d wife of Benedict Wm. Hall, and had child., viz., 
Sidney Calhoun Hall, who m. 2d Oct. 1851, James Morrison 
Harris, and had a son William Hall Harris, — Margaret 
Louisa Hall, who m. 20th Jan'y 1857, Dr. Alexander C. 
Kobinson, and had three child., viz., Ann Calhoun, — Carvil 
Hall, and Louisa Hall Robinson, — Lydia Abbot Hall, b. 4th 
June 1829, d. 15th Aug. 1856, — Anna Maria Hall, who m. 
22d Feb'y 1855, Edward Wyatt Blanchard, and had child., 
viz., John Gowan and Sidney Blanchard, — and William Car- 
vil Hall, who m. 21st Feb'y 1867, Agnes Robinson. 

Elizabeth Calhoun, dau. of James and Ann Gist Cal- 
houn^ m. 1st Jan'y 1793, James A. Buchanan, and had child., 
viz., Eliza, — James, — William Boyd, — James Calhoun, — 
Eliza, — Esther, — John, — Robert Smith, — Samuel Smith, and 
Harrison Buchanan. 

William Boyd Buchanan, son of James A. and Eliza 
Calhoun Buchanan, m. Ellen Boucher Carr, d. 30th April 
1857, aged 63 years, and had child., viz., James Calhoun, — 
Peter Carr, — Maria Jefferson, — William, — a second Peter 
Carr, — Elizabeth Calhoun, — Wilson Gary, — Esther S., and 
Dabney Carr Buchanan. Mrs. Ellen B. C. Buchanan d. 12th 
Jan'y 1876, in the 70th year of her age. 

Robert Smith Buchanan, son of James A. and Eh'zabeth 

50 OLD KENT. [Sec. 35, J' 

Calhoun Buchanan, m. Ellen B. McMcchen, and had child., 
VIZ., James A. Buchanan (who m. 17th Sept. 1857, Rosa Par- 
ran of Shepherdstown, Va., and had child., viz., Richard 
Parran, — lather Smith, and Laura Isabel la Wallace Buchanan), 
—Eliza S. Buchanan (who m. Walter C. Smith, and d. 1 0th 
Feb'y 1860y in the 29th year of her aj^e, and had one child, 
Clement Carroll Smith), — Ellen A. Buchanan, — Wm. Mo- 
Mechen Buchanan, — Robert S. Buchanan, d. 6th May 1861, 
and a second William McMechen Buchanan. 

Sec. 35, J. The Johnson Family, of Maryland, are des- 
cended from Thomas Johnson, a grandson of Sir Thomas 
Johnson of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England, who 
was of an old family of distinction. The Johnsons had been 
members of Parliament, and Bailiffs, or Mayors of Yarmouth, 
since 1585. 

Thomas Johnson, the emigrant, was a lawyer in London, 
eloped with Mary Baker, a Ward in Chancery, and came to 
America prior to the year 1700. He died in 1714, leaving 
an only son, Thomas Johnson, who was b. 19th Feb'y 1702. 

Thomas Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and Mary Baker, 
m. Dorcas Sedgwick, who was b. 2d Nov. 1705, the dau. of 
Joshua and Elizabeth Sedgwick, and had child., viz., Thomas, 
b. 13th Dec. 1725, d. an infant,— Benjamin, b. 6th July 1727, 
who m. twice,had six sons and two daus., and d. in May, 1786, — 
Mary, b. 5th Aug. 1729, who m. in 1801, Walter Hellen, had 
two sons and two daus., and d. in 1801, — Rebecca Johnson, b. 
8th Nov. 1730, who m. Thomas McKensie, and d. 11th March, 
1767, sine prole, — Thomas, b. 4th Nov. 1732, who m. Ann 
Jennings, and d. 26th Oct. 1819, aged 87,— James, b. 30th 
Sept. 1736,— Elizabeth, b. 17th Sept. 1739 (who m. Capt. 
George Cook, a Scotchman, the commander of the Maryland 
Ship Defence, in the Revolution, and had one dau. and six 
sons), — Joshua, b. 25th June 1742 (who went early in life to 

London, where he m. Catharine , retired to Nantes, in 

France, during the Revolution, returning to London, 1783, 
was appointed the first American Counsul at that Port, and 
had a dau., Louisa Catharine Johnson, who m. 26th July, 
1797, John Quincy Adams), — Dr. John, b. 9th Aug. 1745 
(who had a dau. Dorcas Johnson, who m. Samuel Clapham, of 
Loudon Co., Va.),— Col. Baker, b. 30th Sept. 1747, who m. 
Catharine Worthington, and d. 18th June 1811, — and Roger 
Johnson, b. 18th March 1749, who m. Betzy Thomas, a 
Quakeress, dau. of Shepherd Thomas, and had seven sons and 
4 daus., and d. 3d March 1831. 


Governor Thomas Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and 
Dorcas Sedgwick, was the leading man in Maryland during 
the Revolution, if there could be a leader among so many able 
men who stood beside him in those trying times. 

At the Convention of the Province of Maryland, held in 
Annapolis, 22d to 25th June 1774, he was elected to the Con- 
tinental Congress, which assembled in Philadelphia the follow- 
ing September, and was re-elected at each successive election, 
by the Conventions of Maryland to Congress, until 13th Feb'y 
1777, when he was chosen the first Chief Magistrate of the 
free and independent sovereign State of Maryland. 

At the meeting of the Deputies of the counties of the pro- 
vince of Maryland, held in Annapolis, on the 8lh to the 12th 
of Dec 1774, he was appointed one of the "committee of cor- 
respondence for this province." 

At the meeting of the Delegates appointed by the several 
counties of the province of Maryland, which met in Annapolis, 
Wednesday, 28th July, and continued till 14th Aug. 1775, he 
was chosen one of the " council of safety for this province." 

He was a prominent member of the Convention of the 
Delegates which met at Annapolis, on the 7th of Dec. 1775, 
and on the 13th Dec., with Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, 
Smith Bishop, Nathaniel Ramsey, and Joseph Gilpin, was 
elected by ballot on a committe to 'Revise the best ways 
and means to promote the manufacture of salt-petre.^' On the 
6th Jan'y 1776, he was elected by the Convention a Brigadier 
General, and afterwards displayed much military talent while 
in command of the Flying Camp. The people of Maryland 
had such implicit confidence in his judgment as a statesman, 
and relied so much upon his wisdom and discretion in council, 
that the Convention of Maryland, on the 4th July 1776, felt 
compelled to withdraw his military commission, for the follow- 
ing modest and complimentary reasons : 

*' Thereupon the convention considering that the said 
" Thomas Johnson, Esq., cannot discharge the duty of briga- 
" dier of the forces to be raised in this province, in consequence 
" of the resolves of congress, of the third day of June last 5 
" to which command the convention, from a confidence in his 
** capacity and abilities to fill the same with advantage to the 
" public cause, and honor to himself, had appointed him, and 
" also execute the trust reposed in him as a deputy in congress 
" for this province ; and being of opinion, that it is of very 
"great importance to the welfare of this province, that it 
" should not be deprived of the advice and assistance of the 


" said Thomas Johnson in the public councils of the united 
" colonies, and that his place can be supplied with less incon- 
" venicnce in the military than in the civil department, therefore, 
" Resolved, That a brigadier general be elected by ballot in the 
" room of the said Thomas «fohnson, esquire." 

So important was his presence esteemed, that having refused 
to serve in the Convention, under the Instructions of the 
people of Anne Arundel, that Col. Richardson, of Caroline, re- 
signed his own seat, conveyed to him a farm in Caroline 
County, went home and had Thomas Johnson returned in his 

He was, with William Paca, George Plater and James 
HoUyday, of that celebrated committee, elected 2^th May 
1776, which politely invited " his Excellency, Robert Eden, 
Esq., Governor of Maryland," to vacate. 

IJpon his motion, George Washington was elected, 15th 
June, 1775, Commander in Chief of all the Continental forces, 
raised, or to be raised for the defence of American liberty. 

Thomas Johnson was an ardent patriot, never doubting or 
hesitating, and when on the 28th of June, 1776, he, with 
others, secured the passage by the Convention of the resolution 
authorizing the deputies from Maryland, in Congress, "to 
concur with the other united colonies, or a majority of them, 
in declaring the united colonies free and independent states," 
he felt, to quote the words of one of his family, that " his 
work was done." The rest was with God — who, always, 
" helpeth them to right who suffer wrong." 

On the 4th of July the Declaration of Independence was 
passed by Congress, the deputies from Maryland, of which he 
was one, concurring. The instrument itself was not ready to 
be signed until the 2d of August 1776, on which day Thomas 
Johnson was necessarily absent on account of illness in his 
family, and this is the sole and proper reason that his signa- 
ture was not affixed to that, the noblest roll of honor possessed 
by mankind. 

On the 13th of February 1777, by the two houses of the 
Legislature of Maryland, he was, almost unanimously, elected 
the Chief Magistrate of the State, receiving forty out of fifty- 
two votes. He was inaugurated 2l8t of March 1777, the 
First Governor of the State of Maryland. 

When his gubernatorial term expired he retired to private 
life, and so remained until General Washington prevailed upon 
him, 5th of August 1791, to accept a seat upon the bench, as 
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United 



States, in place in of John Rutledge, resigned. This position 
be held, and discharged its duties with great ability, until his 
resignation in 1793. Afterwards General Washington pressed 
upon him the portfolio of Secretary of State, which he declined. 
He, with Dr. Stuart and Mr. Daniel Carroll, commissioners, 
laid off the City of Washington, and selected the sites of the 
Capitol, President's House, and other public buildings. 

Governor Johnson died at Rose Hill, 26th Oct. 1819, aged 
87. Take hihi all in all he was one of the most beautiful 
characters found upon the pages of American history. Gentle 
and lovable as a woman, — there was no one who drew a more 
eager sword, or whose clarion voice rang more musically in 
the headlong charge than his. Knowing no fear upon the bat- 
tle field, he possessed also that honest moral courage which 
feels no misgivings in the performance of sacred duties how- 
ever hazardous and uncertain the consequences might be. His 
intuitive perception of right was quick and keen as a damas- 
cene blade ; in decision he was calm and deliberate, and his 
will was so firm that no vicissitude could shake his purpose 
when once resolved. 

He was a lawyer of great ability aud learning, of conspicu- 
ous integrity and very successful in his practice. It is said 
that when John Adams was asked why so many Southern men 
occupied leading positions and possessed great influence during 
the struggle for independence he replied that " if it had not 
been for such men as Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, 
Samuel Chase, and Thomas Johnson, there never would have 
been any revolution." 

He m. 16th Feb'y 1766, Ann Jennings, of Annapolis, only 
dau. of Thomas Jennings, Justice, who d. 26th Aug. 1759 ; 
and had child., viz., Thomas Johnson, — Ann Johnson, who 
m. Major John Graham, of Calvert, and removed to Frederick 
County, — Rebecca Johnson, who m. her cousin, Thomas John- 
son, of Loudon Co., Va., — Dorcas Johnson, who remained 
unmarried, — and Joshua Johnson, who m. Miss Beall. 

Thomas Johnson, eldest son of Gov. Thomas Johnson and 
Ann Jennings, m. twice. His 1st wife was Miss Hessilius, of 
Annapolis, who d. sine prole. His 2d wife was Elizabeth Rus- 
sell, dau. of William Russell, of Baltimore, and had child., 
viz., Mary Ann, who m. Hugh W. Evans, of Baltimore, — 
Eliza Johnson, who d. in 1860, unmarried, — and Fanny Rus- 
sell Johnson. 

Fanny Russell Johnson, dau. of Thomas Johnson and 
Elizabeth Russell, m., in December 1823, Col. John McPher- 

54 OLD KENT. [Sec. 35, K. 

son, of Frederick County, and, in 1873, had the blessed priv- 
ilege of celebrating her golden -wedding. Her husband d. the 
March following, aged 78 years, after a long, useful and honor- 
able life. They had child., who survivecf to maturity, viz., 
Ann Graham McPherson (who m., 22d Jan'y 1850, Worth- 
ington Ross, Attorney at Law, a leading member of the Fred- 
erick bar, son of William and Catharine Worthington Johnson 
Ross, who d., leaving a dau., Fanny McPherson Ross), — Alice 
McPherson (who m. Col. George R. Dennis, and d. young, 
leaving several children), — Fanny McPherson, who m. and is 
the 2d wife of Col. George R. Dennis, and has several children. 

Col. James Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and Dorcas 
Sedgwick, was a large manufacturer of iron and a distinguished 
patriot. He m. Margaret Skinner, of Talbot County, and had 
child., viz., James, Thomas and Rebecca Johnson. 

Thomas Johnson, son of Col. James and Margaret Skinner 
Johnson, m. Rebecca, dau. of Gov. Thomas Johnson, and had 
child., viz., Ann Jennings, — Margaret, who m. James Graham, 
and Thomas James Johnson. 

James Johnson, son of Col. James and Margaret Skinner, 
m. Ann Richards, and had child., viz., Margaretta, who m. 
Samuel Hough and had 3 child., — Anne, — Mary, who m. Lam- 
bert Hopkins, — John, who m. Mary Overstreet and had 6 
child., — Thomas, who m. Miss Spedon and had 6 child., — ^and 
James A. Johnson, who m. in Mexico. 

Anne Johnson, dau. of James and Ann Richards Johnson, 
m. Maj. M. M. Clark, and had child., viz., James L., — Duncan, 
— Thomas Johnson, — Juliet, and Anne J. Clarke. 

Sec. 35, K. Col. Baker Johnson, of Frederick County, 
son of Thomas Johnson and Dorcas Sedgwick, was a member 
of the Convention of Maryland which met in Annapolis, 21st 
June 1776, commanded a battalion in his brother's brigade, and 
distinguished himself at Paoli, near Philadelphia. He m. 9th 
Dec. 1784, Catharine Worthington, dau. of Col. Nicholas 
Worthington, of Summer Hill and Belvoir, Anne Arundel Co., 
and had child., who lived to maturity, viz., Baker Johnson, — 
Catharine Worthington Johnson, — William Johnson, — Juliana 
Johnson, who m., and was the 1st wife of the Rt. Rev. Bishop 
Johns, D. D., of Virginia, and d. leaving several children, — 
Matilda Chase Johnson, — Caroline Worthington Goldsborough 
Johnson, — Worthington Johnson, and Charles Worthington 

Catharine Worthington Johnson, dau. of Col. Baker 
Johnson and Catharine Worthington, m. 4th March 1806, 

RCMSS. 55 

William Ross^ an eminent lawyer of Frederick, son of Major 
William Ross and Mary Hannah, and had child., viz., 
William J. Ross, a distinguished member of the Maryland 
bar (who m. twice, 1st in 1831, Maria Davis, who d. young, 
leaving two child., viz., John, d., and Charles W. Ross, who 
m. 12th Dec. 1861, Cornelia Ringgold Potts, dau. of George 
M. Potts and Cornelia Ringgold (see Ringgold). His 2nd 
wife, m. in 1841, was Eliza Hughes Stokes, whose mother was 
the dau. of Capt. John Hughes, who bandaged with his own 
uniform scarf, the eyes of Major Andre, who also d. young, 
leaving a dau., Eliza Ross), — Baker Ross (who d. in 1830, at 
the residence of his uncle. Rev. John Johns, in Baltimore), — 
Catharine Mary Ross (who m. in 1832, James Howard, son of 
Col. John Eager Howard and Margaret Chew, (see Howard), 
— Ann Elizabeth Ross (who m. in 1832, William G. Harrison, 
of Baltimore, and d. in 1833, aged 20 years, sine prole), — John 
W. Ross, now of Baltimore, — Juliana J. Ross (who m. in 
1839, Rev. John F. Hoff, D. D., of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, and has several children), — Matilda J. Ross, " a per- 
fect woman, nobly planned," who d. 29th July 1866, — Worth- 
iDgton Ross (who m. 22d Jan'y 1850, Ann Graham McPherson, 
and left a dau., Fanny McPherson Ross)— Caroline Ross, — 
and Charles Johnson Ross, d. 

Sec. 35, L. Major William Ross came from Scotland, with 
his cousin John Ross, to America, with the 42d Highlanders, 
commanded by Sir Hugh Montgomery, " The Sodger Hugh 
of Burns," and was taken prisoner by the Indians at Grant's 
defeat, but succeeded in escaping and regained the British 
camp. After the term of their service expired, the cousins 
separated, never to meet again. At parting, with vows of 
lasting remembrance and affection, they exchanged " bonnets." 
John Ross went to Canada, married, settled and died there, 
leaving children, whose descendants are now living in Montreal 
and Quebec. 

William Ross settled at Lancjistcr, Pennsylvania, and m. 
Mary Hannah. When the Revolutionary war broke out he 
espoused the cause of the colonies, and entered the American 
army, and served with distinction as a major. 

Major William Ross was b. 16th Dec. 1727, in Ross-shire, 
Scotland, and d. 4th Dec. 1797, leaving three child., viz., 
John, — Ann, and William Ross, who m. Catharine Worthing- 
ton Johnson. 

More than seventy years after the cousins parted, Mr. Charles 
W. Ross, of Frederick, a descendant of Major William Ross, 


while in Canada^ made himself known to the descendants of 
John Ross, and since then mutual visits have been made and 
returned, and the two branches of the family in America are 
closely united in freindship. 

WoRTHiKGTON JoHNSON, SOU of Col. BakcF Johnson and 
Catharine Worthington, m. 14th May 1822, Mary Jane Fitz- 
hugh Potts, dau. of Judge Richard Potts, of Frederick, and 
had child., viz., Worthington Ross Johnson, — Dr, Richard 
Potts Johnson, — Ross Johnson, and Dr. George Johnson. 

Judge Richard Potts, of Frederick, was m. twice. His 
first wife was Elizabeth Hughes, a sister of Capt. John Hughes, 
who bandaged the eyes of Major AndrS, and had one son, 
Richard Potts, who m. Annie S. Murdock, and d. sine prole. 
He m. 2dly, 19th Dec. 1799, Eleanor Murdock, and had 
child., viz., Mary Jane Fitzhugh Potts, who m. Worthington 
Johnson, — Harriet Murdock Potts, who m. Judge Richard 
H. Marshall, and had a dau., Nannie Marshall, — George Mur- 
dock Potts, who m. Cornelia Ringgold, dau. of Gen. Samuel 
Ringgold and Maria Cadwalader (see Ringgold), — and Elea- 
nor M. Potts. 

Worthington Ross Johnson, son of Worthington John- 
son and Mary Jane Fitzhugh Potts, m. 18th June 1844, Ann 
Rebecca Graham, and had child., now living, viz., Thomas 
Worthington, — Caroline Graham, — Richard Potts, — John 
Graham, and Catharine Worthington Ross Johnson. 

Dr. Richard Potts Johnson, son of Worthington John- 
son and Mary Jane Fitzhugh Potts, m. twice. He m. 1st, 
17th April 1850, Elizabeth Lee Taylor, who d. in 1860, sine 
prole. He m. again 22d Aug. 1865, Mary G. Saunders, and 
had child., now living, viz., Edward Stanfield, — Mary Eleanor, 
and Blair Johnson. 

Ross Johnson, son of Worthington Johnson and Mary 
Jane Fitzhugh Potts, m. 12th Aug. 1850, Maria L. Hammond, 
and had child., now living, viz., Mary Potts, — Worthington, — 
John Ross, — Richard Potts, — Eleanor Murdock, — Nathan 
Hammond, — Maria Hammond, — Harriet Marshall, — Ross, — 
and Jane Beall Johnson. 

Dr. George Johnson, son of Worthington Johnson and 
Mary Jane Fitzhugh Potts, m. 19th April 1855, Emily Craw- 
ford, dau. of William H. and Lydia L. Crawford, of Phila- 
delphia, and had child., now living, viz., William Crawford, — 
Baker, — George Potts, and Nannie Marshall Johnson. 

Charles Worthington Johnson, son of Col. Baker John- 
son and Catharine Worthington, b. 28th Sept. 1805, m. Eleanor 


Murdock Tyler, of Frederick, who was b. lOtli Aug. 1810, 
dau. of Doctor Bradley Tyler and Harriet Murdock, and had 
child., viz., Harriet Johnsou, and General Bradley T. Johnson. 

Harriet Johnson, dau. of Charles Worthington Johnson 
and Eleanor Murdock Tyler, m. in 1849, Charles Schley, son 
of Maj. Henry Schley and Sarah Maria Worrell (see Worrell), 
and had child.,* viz., Bradley, — Lucy, — Eleanor, — Jessie, and 
Sybil Schley. 

Sec. 35, M. General Bradley T. Johnson, son of 
Charles Worthington Johnson and Eleanor Murdock Tyler, 
m, 25th June 1851, Jane Claudia Saunders, of North Carolina, 
and has a son, Bradley Saunders Johnson. 

Mrs. Jane Claudia Saunders Johnson is the dau. of the Hon. 
Romulus M. Saunders, of North Carolina, and Anna Hayes 
Johnson, dau. of Hon. William Johnson, of Charleston, South 
Carolina, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme 

Hon. JR. M. Saunders was formerly member of Congress, 
Attorney General, and a Judge of the Supreme Court of 
North Carolina, and United States Minister to Spain, lie 
was the mover and author of the famous two-third rule 
adopted by the Democratic party, at the first national Dem- 
ocratic convention, at Baltimore, 21st May 1832. 

General Johnson was graduated at Princeton College, in 
the class of 1849, read Law with Mr. William J. Hoss, of 
Frederick, Maryland, and finished his legal course in 1850-51, 
at Dane Hall, University of Cambridge, Mass., and was admit- 
ted to the Bar in North Carolina in 1851. In the same year 
he was elected States Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland. 
In 1859 he was the Democratic candidate for Comptroller of 
the State, was a member of the National Democratic Conven- 
tions which assembled in 1860, at Charleston and Baltimore, 
and supported with energy and zeal the regular nominee of 
the party, John C. Breckenbridge. In 1860-61 he was 
Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee of 

On the 8th day of May 1861, he left Frederick, Maryland, 
in command of the fivst organized company that went South, 
composed of Frederick men, all volunteers, sixty in number, 
who marched armed to Point of Rocks, Va. He was mus- 
tered into the army of the Confederate States, 21st May 1861, 
as captain of Company A, First Maryland Regiment, his 
friend, George K. Shellman, being the first lieutenant. On 
the 17th June 1861, he was commissioned major of the same 


regiment. This regiment was oflReially thanked 22nd June 
1861, by Gen. Jos. E. Johnson, for their faithful and exact 
obedience to orders. On the 21st July 1861, he was promoted 
to lieutenant colonel of the First Maryland Regiment, and 
on the 16th Dec. 1862, commissioned colonel of cavalry. 

In the first Maryland ciimpaign he was the colonel com- 
manding the 2d brigade. On the 22d of Jync 1863 he was 
appointed colonel of the 1st regiment of the Maryland Line, 
and on the 4th of February 1864, though absent on duty, he 
was unanimously elected by the officers, at Fisher*s Hill, colo- 
nel and commander of the Maryland Line. On the 28 th of June 
1864, he was commissioned brigadier-general of cavalry, in recog- 
nition of his extraordinary service, defeating, with a battalion 
of sixty men, the main object and purpose of the famous raid 
of Kilpatrick and Dahlgren, to destroy Richmond. 

General Johnson was in active and arduous service all through 
the whole war. In 1861 he was in the battles of Manassas, 
Munson's Hill and Mason's Hill. In 1862 he participated in 
the engagements at Rappahannock Station, — Front Royal, — 
Winchester, — Harper's Ferry, — Harrisonburg, — Cross Keys,— 
Port Republic, in Jackson's Valley, campaigns, — at Coal Har- 
bour, — Malvern Hill, — Westover, — 2d Mannssa«, — Chan- 
tilly, — Warren ton Springs, and Grovetown. In 1863, he was 
engaged at Gettysburg, — Martinsburg, — Hainesville, — Chester 
Gap, — Culpepper, — Brandy Station and Ccntreville, — and in 
1864, at Pollard's Farm,— Trevillian's Section, — Frederick, — 
Beltsville, — Winchester, — was with General McCausland in 
theChambersburgraid,— at Winchester 19th Sept., — at Fisher's 
Hill 2l8t Sept.,— at Cedar Creek 8th Oct.,— and at Woodstock 
19th Oct. 1864. 

In Early's raid into Maryland, and around Washington, 
General Bradley T. Johnson commanded the advance guard, 
in the invasion, and the rear guard, on the retreat. 

From the 3d of July to the 1st of November 1864, he 
fought every day, with a few exceptions of occasional rest, 
and continued in active service until the surrender at Appo- 
mattox Court House, on the 10th day of April 1865. 

Major General Ewell, in his official report of the Valley 
Campaign, said: 

" The history of the Maryland regiment, gallantly com- 
" manded by Colonel Bradley T. Johnson during the campaign 
" of the Valley, would be the history of every action from 
" Front Royal to Cross Keys. On the 6th, near Harrisonburg, 
*' the Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiment was engaged with the 


" Pennsylvania * Bucktails/ the fighting being close and bloody, 
'• Colonel Johnson came up with his regiment in the hottest 
" period, and by a dashing charge in flank drove the enemy 
"off with heavy loss, capturing Lieutenant-Colonel Kane, 
" commanding. In commemoration of this gallant conduct I 
*' ordered one of the captured * Bucktails ' to be appended as a 
" trophy to their flag. The action is worthy of acknowledg- 
" ment from a higher source, more particularly as they avenged 
" the death of the gallant Ashby, who fell at the same time. 
" Four color-bearers were shot down in succession, but each 
" time the colors were caught before reaching the ground, and 
" were finally borne by Corporal Daniel Shanks to the close of 
" the action." 

" On the 8th inst., at Cross Keys, they were opposed to 
" three of the enemy's regiments in succession." 

General Bradley T. Johnson at the close of hostilities 
remained in Virginia, and is now (1876) successfully engaged 
in the practice of the law. Though his junior in years, the 
writer has known, intimately, Gen. Bradley T. Johnson from 
early boyhood, and never knew, heard, believed or suspected, 
that he was capable of doing any act unbecoming to a Christian 
soldier, or unworthy of a Maryland gentleman. 

Sec. 36. Upon folio 42 is recorded the following important 
document, and interesting list of names : 

We, whose names are hereafter sub- 
ISLE OF KENT, scribed, do promise and engage ourselves 
5th April, to be true and faithful to the Common- 

1652. wealth of England, without King or 

House of Lords. 
Tho. Ward, * John Richeson, 

Tho. South, *Hen. Taylor, 

* Tho. Wetherell, Will Leedes, 
Tho. Pett, John Sepsen, 

* Tho. Taylor, * Anthony Calliway, 

* Hen. Carlyen, * John Gibson. 
Fran. Lumbard, Robert Vaughan, 

* John Hud, Philip Commins, 

* Robert Martin, Thos. Ringgould, 

* John Smith, * Thos. Bradnox, 

* Henry Ashley, * Hen. Morgan, 

* John Philips, Joseph Wickes, 
John gould, William Elliot, 

* Edw. ebcs, * Robert halters, 

* John Smyth, Richard Blunt, 

60 OLD KENT. [Sec. 36, Ay B. 

* Matthew Read, George Croutch, 

* Will Jones, Edward Burton, 

* John Kinggold, Abraham hoUman, 

* Francis Bright, John Winchester, 
Edw. Copedgc, Nicholas Picurd, 
Edmt. Weebe. Nic. Browne, 
John Russell, * David geldersen, 
Rich. Salter, * Will Price. 
Marke Benton, Tho. Hill, 

* John Maconick, John Dean, 
♦Will Band, *Edw. Coxc, 

* Francis Barnes, Robert Dunn, 

* Hen. Clay, To ye truth of this 

* Roger Baxter, 1 here subscribe 

* James Horner, John Coursey, 

* Hen. Weest, John Errickson, 
Isa. Hive, Andrew Hanson, 

* Tho. Weest, Andrew Anderson, 

Note. — * Made his mark. 

Sec. 36, A. This list of sixty-six names undoubtedly includes 
all the adult white male colonists living in Kent county in 
1652-53, or nearly all ; and we may therefore infer that the 
white population, upon the Island, then numbered about 330 
souls. Many of these signatures may be autographs; some of 
them are certainly not. Thomas Ringgold never pronounced 
or spelled his name Rin-govM. John Coursky could not 
have signed it before the month of February 1653, as we will 
presently see. 

Andrew Hanson, who died in 1655, did not arrive until 
the year 1653 : which date is ascertained by the deposition of 
Andrew Hellena, who married his widow, Annika Hanson, as 
follows : 

Sec. 36, B. "Andrew Hellena makes 350 acres of Land 
appear upon Oath as Rights due him viz : first himself, next 
Andrew Hanson, Annikeck Hanson, Hanse Hanson, 
Frederick Hanson,Katharine Hanson, Margarett Hanson which 
rights came in, in the year 1653." 

folio 42 Lib : B. Sworn in Court. 

John Coursey Clk. 

lilBER A NO. 1. For Iranscribmg old Records. Folio 61 . 

Sec. 36, C. Thomas Ringgold, being in the fortieth year 
of his age, came to Kent, with his two sons John and James, 
in the year 1650. 


About or before the year 1657 he m. a second time Mrs. 
Christian Hill, widow of Thomas Hill, Sr., and on the 5th of 
of Nov. 1657, by deed, secured to Thomas Hill, Jr., all his 
father's landed estate. On the 2d of Dec. 1661, he gave to his 
sons, James and John Ringgold, " the one-Iialf of my land called 
Huniingjidd, which is in estimaiion twelve hundred acres, lying 
on the east side of Chesapeake Bay,^^ 

It does not appear that he had any children by his second 

Major James Ringgold, of Huntingfield, " lord of the 
manor on Eastern Neck," son of Thomas Ringgold, was twice 
m. By his 1st wife he had one son, Thomas Ringgold. His 
2d wife was Mary Vaughan, dau. of Capt. Robert Vaughan, 
the Commander of Kent from 1647 to 1652, and had child., 
viz., William, — John, — James, and Charles Ringgold. Maj. 
James Ringgold d. 1686. 

Charles Ringgold, son of Maj. James Ringgold and Mary 
Vaughan, m. 17th Jan'y 1705, Elizabeth Burke, and had 
child., viz., James, b. 30th June 1709, — Charles, b. 27th April 
1713, and Vincent Ringgold, b. 12th Aug. 1716. 

William Ringgold, son of Maj. James Ringgold and 
Mary Vaughan, had child., viz., Susanna, who m. Benjamin 
Wickes (see Wickes), — John, — James, — Thomas, and Rebecca 

William Ringgold survived his wife Martha, and 1754. 

Thomas Ringgold, eldest son of Maj. James Ringgold, by 
his 1st wife, was m. three times. His 1st wife, Sarah Ring- 
gold, d. and was buried 20th April 1699, leaving an only son, 
Thomas Ringgold. He m. again, 17th Sept. 1699, Mary Tyl- 
den, dau. of Marmaduke and Rebecca Tylden, who d. and was 
buried 9th Sept. 1708, leaving child., viz., Sarah, who was 
baptized 29th Sept. 1700,— Efias, b. 6th Sept. 1702,— James, 
and Joseph Ringgold. 

Thomas Ringgold was buried 10th Oct. 1711, leaving his 
3d wife, Frances Ringgold, with two small child., viz., Josias, 
and Mary Ann Ringgold, — the latter of whom Avas baptized 
16th April 1712, after her father's death. 

Sec. 36, D. Josias Ringgold, youngest son of Thomas 
and Frances Ringgold, m. 11th Aug. 1730, Sarah Smith, and 
had child., viz., Thomas, b. 14th Dec. 1732,— a 2d Thomas, 
b. 25th March 1734,--Josias, b. 28th Sept. 1735,— Sarah,— 
Mary, — Ann, — Hannah, and Rebecca Ringgold. 

Josias Ringgold d. in 1770. 

Josias Ringgold, son of Josias Ringgold and Sarah Smith, 

62 OLD KENT. ISeo, 36, E. 

left three child., viz., Josias, b, in 1762, — Sarah, — and Hen- 
rietta Ringgold, who m. William Perkins, son of Col. Isaac Per- 
kins. (S^ Perkins.) 

Josias Ringgold, b. in 1762, m. in 1802, Mary Groome, 
dau. of Charles and Sarah Kennard Groome, and had child., 
viz., Josias, — Sarah Ann, — Charles, — Mary Ann, — Henrietta 
Groome, and William Groome Ringgold. 

Josias Ringgold, son of Josias and Mary Groome Ring- 
gold, m. in Dec. 1826, Ann Eliza Cruikshanks, and had 
child., viz., William Groome, — Ann Elizabeth, — Sarah Hen- 
rietta, — Mary Groome, — Josias, — Isabella Sluby, — Laura 
Eugenia, and Catharine Browne Ringgold. 

Laura Eugenia Ringgold, dau. of Josiah and Ann Eliza- 
beth Cruikshanks Ringgold, ra. Nov. 1862, John Kennard 
Aldridge, and d. leaving child., viz., William Ringgold, and 
John Henry Aldridge. 

Isabella Sluby Ringgold, dau. of Josias and Ann Eliza- 
beth Cruikshanks Ringgold, m. 31st Oct. 1866, Dr. James A. 
Cruikshank, of Louisiana, and had child., viz., James, and 
Robert Cruikshank. 

Josias Ringgold, son of Josiah and Ann Eliza Cruik- 
shanks Ringgold, m. 14th of Dec. 1865, Kate Gamble, and 
had child., viz., Emily W., — Wm. Groome, — Robert Gamble, 
and Edna Ringgold. 

Mary Groome Ringgold, dau. of Josias and Ann Eliza 
Cruikshanks Ringgold, m. 7th of Oct. 1857, Dr. Jas. Henry 
Price, and had child., viz., Anna, — Josias, — Mary Belle, and 
Annie Price. 

Sarah Henrietta Ringgold, dau. of Josias and Ann 
Eliza Cruikshanks Ringgold, m. Medford Blackiston, and had 
child., viz., Emma Ringgold,^— Laura, and James Thomas 
Blackiston. Mrs. S. H. R. Blackiston m. a second time Maj. 
Richard Smyth. 

Ann Elizabeth Ringgold, dau. of Josias and Ann Eliza 
Cruikshanks Ringgold, m. 31st of Oct. 1867, John Kennard 
Aldridge, and has one child, Lizzie Bella Aldridge. 

Sec. 36, E. Mary Ann Ringgold, dau. of Josias and 
Mary Groome Ringgold, m. 6th of Feb'y 1827, Dr. Jacob 
Fisher, who was b. 2d of Dec. 1796, son of Rev. Isaac and 
Bathsheba Fisher, and had child., viz., Mary Matilda, — 
Alfred Henry,— Samuel Groome, — Jacob Frederick, — Josias 
Ringgold, — Isaac Montgomery, — Clorinda Cornelia, — Ring- 
gold Williams, — Chas. Joseph Groome, — Henry Theodore, 
and Ella Theodora Fisher. Doctor Jacob Fisher, was the 


Register of Wills of Kent county. He d. 18th Feb'y 1859. 

Mary Matilda Fisher, dau. of Dr. Jacob and Mary 
Ann Ringgold Fisher, m. 8th of Feb. 1849, William Groome 
Frisby, and had child., viz., Mary, — William Groome, — 
Charles Jacob, — Matilda, and William Groome Frisby. 

Alfred Henry Fisher, son of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann 
Ringgold Fisher, m. Mary Hodges, who d. leaving one child, 
Mary Fisher. He m. again, 14th Oct. 1857, Sep. Abell, of 

Dr. Samuel Groome Fisher, son of Dr. Jacob and Mary 
Ann Ringgold Fisher, m. 4th of Nov. 1858, Martha Isabella 
Constable, a descendant of Philip Conner, the last Commander 
of Kent, and had child., viz., Henry, — Stevenson, — Ellen 
Constable, — Edgar, and Samuel Groome Fisher. 

Jacob Frederick Fisher, son of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann 
Ringgold Fisher, ra. 8th JanV 1869, Maria Elizabeth Asprill, 
and had child., viz., Joseph Alfred, and William Fisher. 

Clorinda Cornelia Fisher, dau. of Dr. Jacob and Mary 
Ann Ringgold Fisher, m. 23d Jan'y 1867, George Hamilton 
Thompson, and had child., viz., Ella Clorinda, — Jacob 
Fisher, — Mary Julia, — Clorinda Fisher, — and Ella Matilda 

Ella Theodora Fisher, youngest dau. of D. Jacob and 
Mary Ann Riaggold Fisher, d. unmarried, 13th Nov. 1875, 
The following notice of her death appeared in " The Chester- 
toion Transcript:^' 

"The deceased, the youngest daughter of Dr. Jacob and 
*' Mrs. Mary Ann Ringgold Fisher, of Kent county, Md., was 
" born the 10th day of September, 1847, and departed this life 
"at the residence of her widowed mother, in Chestertown, in 
"the early morning of the l-'Uh of November, 1875, aged 28 
" years, 2 months and 3 days. 

"Tenderly and judiciously reared by affectionate and pious 
" parents, her whole life was but a preparation for that quiet 
" resting place on earth, which she loved so well, and the home 
" prepared in heaven. She was unaffectedly pious, a sincere 
" Christian, and her faith was so much a part of her being, 
" that between her pure soul and the vanities of this world 
" there was a great gulf fixed. Her character and disposition 
"were unknown and unappreciated outside of the circle of 
" her most intimate friends, for she was so modest and retiring 
" that she never unveiled the beauties of her mind or the 

64 OLD KENT. ISec. 36, F, H. 

" graces of her disposition except to those who loved her. She 
" made no enemies, cherished no enmities, and was a sincere 
*' and unselfish friend. Her character was transparently true 
"and pure. The perfect frankness with which she expressed 
" her sentiments attested the candor of her disposition and the 
"sincerity of her convictions, and was only equaled by the 
" modest firmness with which she gave utterance to her views. 
" It is a blessed comfort to us, to know that she had quietly and 
"silently, in her own closet, prepared herself to meet her 
" God. Months ago, while in the enjoyment of her usual 
" health, she expressed, fully, her wishes in regard to her 
" interment, and less than two weeks before her fatal sick- 
" ness she reiterated tlie siime wishes, and intimated that 
" she believed she would die before the spring of the year. 
" Though this presentiment was fresh and full in her mind 
" it did not deter her from nursing* and watching at the 
" bedside of a sick and dying relative. There she con- 
" tracted the typhoid fever, and fell, as many noble women 
" have done before, a martyr to her affections. She died as we 
" would all like to die — in the path of duty, at peace with God 
" and man. A star hath fallen heavenward.'^ 

Henrietta Groome Ringgold, dau. of Josias and Mary 
Groome Ringgold, m. Joseph Rasin, and had two child., viz., 
Allee Rasin and Joseph Rasin, who m. Miss Sarah Paca. 

Mrs. Mary Groome Ringgold and her second husband, 
Benjamin Blackiston Wroth, had child, viz., Charles, — Kiu- 
vin, — Elizabeth, — Benjamin Blackiston, and William Groome 

Sec. 36, F. Elias Ringgold, son of Thomas and Mary 
Tylden Ringgold, m. 15th April 1725, Mary Bordley, and had 
a son, Thomas Ringgold, who was b. 30th Oct. 1726, and d. 
in Aug. 1728. 

Elias Ringgold d. in Nov. 1737. In his Will, dated lUth 
Oct. 1737, he speaks of his " loving wife Mary," and provides 
for " the child then unborn." 

Sec. 36, H. Thomas Ringgold, son of Thomas and his 
1st wife Sarah Ringgold, m. 1st May 1712, Rebecca Wilmer, 
dau. of Simon and Rebecca Wilmer (see Wilmer), and had 
child., viz., Thomas, b. 5th Dec. 1715, — Rebecca, baptized 4th 
June 1727, — William, and Sarah Ringgold, who m. Alexander 

Major William Ringgold, of Eastern Neck (estate now 
called " Hermitage "), son of Thomas Ringgold and Rebecca 
Wilmer, was one of tlie Committee of Safety, Observation and 


Correspondence, during the Revolutionary War, a member of 
the Convention which met in Aunapoh's, 14th Aug. 1776, and 
formed the first Constitution for the State op Sf aryland. 
He received his military commission from Matthew Tilghman, 
President of " The Delegates of the Freemen of Maryland in 
Convention.'^ He m. twice, 1st on the 9th of Jan'y 1750, Sarah 
Jones, and had child., viz., Dr. Jacob Ringgold, — Mrs. Blunt, 
and Rebecca Ringgold, who m. John Williamson, and had a 
dau., Sarah Williamson, who m. James Ringgold, and had 
child.^ viz., James, — Alexander, — William, — Ricliard Willaim- 
eon fwho was President of Washington College), — Thomas, — 
Sarah W., — Anne Rebecca, — Mary, — Jacob, and Washington 

M^or William Ringgold survived his 1st wife, and m. his 
cousin Mary Wilmcr, dau. of William and Rosa Blackiston 
Wilmer (see Wilmer), and had child., viz., William, — 
Peregrine, — Hester, who m. Mr. Holland, — Henrietta, who m. 
Capt. Thomas Harris (see Harris), — Mrs. Miller, — Sarah, — 
Rebecca, — Eliza, and Fannie Ringgold. 

James Ringgold, above-mentioned, was the son of James 
Ringgold, who had child., viz., James, — Mary (who m. Thomas 
Carvill, and had child., viz., James, — Edward, — Marianne, — 
John, — Harriet, and Orlando Carvill), — Richard (who m. 
Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Dr. Walter Smith, of Georgetown, 
D. C, and had child , viz., Walter S., — Mary Melvina, — 
Richard C, — Eliza, — Clement S., — James S., — Matilda C, 
who m. Hon. James Alfred Pearce, — Sophia S.,— and Harriet 
Ringgold, who m. Rev. William Henry Wilmer (see Wilmer), 
and i], sine prole. 

Dr. William Ringcjold, son of Major William and his 
2d wife, Mary Wilmer, m. Martha Hanson, dau, of Hans and 
Mary Hynson Hanson (see Hanson), and had child., viz., 
William, b. in 1794, — Peregrine, b. in 1796, — Harriet Rebecca, 
b. in 1798, — James Alexander, b. in 1800, — Frederick Gus- 
tavus, b. in 1801, and Mary Hanson Ringgold, b. 10th Sep- 
tember, 1803. 

William Ringgold, son of Dr. William Ringgold and 
Martha Hanson, m. Maria Nicholson. 

Peregrine Ringgold, son of Dr. William Ringgold and 
Martha Hanson, m. 29th Dec. 1822, Mary C. Coc, dau. of 
William Coo and Mary Sears, and had child., viz., Mary H. 
Ringgold, who m. 5th Aug. 1848, Edward P. Roberts, — 
William H. Ringgold, who m. 29th Dec. 1864, Ann Frances 
McKew, — John P. Ringgold, who m. 14th July 1853, Louisa 

66 OLD KENT. [&C. 36, J. 

A. Wickes, dau. of John Wickes and Mary Jewell, — Maria L. 
Ringgold, who m. 17th Nov. 1853, James W. Weatherby, and 
C. Frederick Ringgold, who ra. 22d Jan. 1868, Sarah V. 

Harriet Rebecca Ringgold, dau. of Dr. William Ring- 
gold and Martha Hanson, m. 7th Sept. 1820, John Stevenson 
Constable, and had child., viz., William Ringgold, — Martha 
Isabella, — Mary, — Stevenson and Ellen Constable (see Con- 

Mary Hanson Ringgold, dau. of Dr. William Ringgold 
aujl Martha Hanson, m. 9th Oct. 1821, Hon. James Hodges, 
of Liberty Hall, Kent County, and had child., viz., James 
Hodges, — William Ringgold Hodges, — Mary Hodges, — Fran- 
ces Harriet Hodges, and Roliert Hodges. (See Hodges.) 

Peregrine Ringgold, son of Major William Ringgold 
and Mary Wilmer, m. Barbara Smith, a sister of Gen. Walter 
Smith, of Georgetown, D. C, and had child., viz., Alexander 
Hamilton Ringgold, — Lieutenant William Ringgold, U. S. N., 
deceased, and a dau., who died young. 

Sec. 36, J. TnoMAS Ringgold, merchant, son of Thomas 
Ringgold and Rebecca Wilmer, was a member of the Congress 
of 1765, and was a member of the JjCgislaturc of Maryland in 
the sessions of 1762, 1763, 1765, 1766, and 17C8. He m. 
Anna Maria Earle, dau. of James and Mary Tilghman Earle, 
and had one son, Thomas Ringgold. 

He d. 1st April 1772, in the 57th year of his age. She d. 
in July 1794, in the 70th year of her age. 

Thomas Ringgold, of Chestertown, only son of Thomas 
Ringgold and Anna Maria Earle, was. a member of the Con- 
vention of Maryland which met at Annapolis, 8th May 1776. 
He m. Mary Galloway, and d. 26th of Oct. 1776, aged 32 
years, leaving child., viz., Thomas, — Samuel, b. 15th Jan'y 
1770,— Anna Maria, b. 9th March 1772, who m. 24th March 
1795, Colonel Frisby Tilghman, son of James and Susanna 
Steuart Tilghman (see Tiixjhman) — and Benjamin Ringgold. 

Mrs. Mary Galloway Ringgold was the dau. of Samuel 
Galloway, of Tulip Hill, Anne Arundel County. 

Samuel Galloway had four child., viz., John Galloway, 
whose only dau. m. Virgil Maxey, and had two daus. — one m. 
Francis Alarkoe, of Washington, and the other m. Col. G. W. 
Hughes, of the Topographical Engineer Corps, — Benjamin 
Galloway, who was educated at Eton, read Law at Lincoln's 
Inn, m. Miss Chew, settled and d. at Hagerstown, — Mary 
Galloway, who m. Thomas Ringgold,— and Anne Galloway, 


who m. James Cheston, son of Daniel Cheston and Francina 
Augustina Frisby. 

General Samuel Ringgold, son of Thomas Ringgold 
and Mary Galloway, m. 3d May 1792, Maria Cadwalader, 
dan. of Gen. John Cadwalader. Soon after or about the time 
of his marriage, he removed from Kent county and settled 
upon his estate, Fountain Rock, in Washington county, Mary- 
land. This was an immense tract, containing several thousand 
acres of the most productive land in the State of Maryland, 
or in America. Here he built a magnificent mansion, which 
resembled in many particulars the President's house in Washing- 
ton ; it was adorned with beautiful stucco work, and elaborate 
wood carving. Many of the doors, perhaps the greater 
number, were of solid mahogany. All the appointments, 
stables and other offices were in style, befitting the most 
elegant private residence in Maryland. After many years 
the estate passed into other hands. New buildings were sub- 
sequently added to the mansion and it became the seat of the 
College of St. James ; during which period the writer spent 
six very happy years there, as a student. 

Gen'l Cadwalader d. 11th of Feb'y 178G, at his country 
seat in Kent county, Md., aged 44 years, 1 month and 1 day, 
and was buried in the Church yard of Shrewsbury Parish, 
Kent county, Md. Upon his tomb is inscribed a noble tribute, 
a beautiful epitaph, written by Thos. Paine, *' who during his 
lifetime was his violent political enemy.'' 

Gen. Samuel and Maria Cadwalader Ringgold, of Fountain 
Rock, had child., viz., Anna Maria, b. 10th of July 1793, d. 
4th Maroh 1828,— John Cadwalader, b. 15th Nov. 1794, d. 
young,— Samuel, b. 16th Oct. 1796,— Mary Elizabeth, b. 18th 
Dec. 1788, d. 9th of March 1836,— Ann Cadwalader, b. 10th 
Jan. 1801,— Cadwalader, b. 20th August 1802,— Cornelia, b. 
2d Sept. 1805,— Edward Lloyd, b. 19th April 1807,— Chester, 
b. 17th Jan'y 1809,— and Charles and Frederick, twins, b. 22d 
and 23d of July 1810. 

Maria Cadwalader Ringgold, wife of Gen. Samuel 
Ringgold, d. 28th August 1810. 

Gren. Saml. Ringgold m. in Washington, at the President's 
House, a second time, Marie Antoinette Hay, and had child., 
viz., George Ringgold, U. S. A., d., — Fayette Ringgold, U. S. 
Consul in Peru, South America, — Virginia Ringgold, who m. 
John Ross Key, and Rebecca Ringgold, who m. Dr. Hay, of 


Gen. Samuel Ringgold d. at the residence of his son-in-law^ 
William Schley, in Frederick City, Md., Sunday, 18th Oct. 

Major Samuel Ringgold, U. S. A., son of Gen. Samuel and 
Maria Cadwalader Ringgold, greatly distinguished himself and 
fell at the battle of Palo Alto, in Mexico, 8th May 1846. 

Rear-Admiral Cadwalader Ringgold, U. S. N., son of 
Gen. Samuel Ringgold and Maria Cadwalader Ringgold, d. in 
the city of New York, 29th April, 1867. 

Ann Cadwalader Ringgold, dau. of Gen. Samuel and 
Maria Cadwalader Ringgold, m. William Schley, a distin- 
guished lawyer of Frederick City, Md., 28th Sept. 1824, and 
d. June 1870. William Schley d. March 1872, in Baltimore, 
where he had resided for many years previous to his death. 
They had child., viz., William, b. 9th of Sept. 1825, d. 16th 
Sept. 1833,— Cadwalader Ringgold, b. 20th March 1828, d. 
30th of July 1828, — Ann Cadwalader, — Agnes, — Allen, b. 
20th FebY1835, d. 10th July 1835,— Samuel Ringgold,— 
William Cadwalader, and Alice Schley, b. 26th Dec. 1844, d. 
10th July 18J7. 

Ann Cadwalader Schley, dau. of William and Ann 
Cadwalader Ringgold Schley, m. 9th Jan'y 1855, William 
Woodville, Jr. 

Agnes Schley, dau. of William and Ann Cadwalader 
Ringgold Schley, m. 9th Feb'y 1854, William Key Howard, 
and d. 23d Sept. 1857. She had one child, William Key 

William Cadwalader Schley, son of William and Ann 
Cadwalader Ringgold Schley, m. 17th of Dec. 1868, Ellen 
Teackle, second dau. of St. George W. Teackle, of Baltimore 
city, Md., and had child., viz., Ann Teackle Schley, William 
Cadwalader Schley and St. George T. Schley. 

Cornelia Ringgold, dau. of Gen. Samuel and Maria 
Cadwalader Ringgold, of Fountain Rock, Washington county, 
Md., m. 16th Nov. 1826, George M. Potts, of Fountain Rock, 
Frederick county, Md., and had child., viz., Richard, — Arthur, 
— George M., — Cornelia Ringgold, and Eleanor Potts. 

Dr. Richard Potts, U. S. A. and C. S. A., son of George 
M. and Cornelia Ringgold Potts, in. twice. His Ist wife (2d 
June 1852) was Rebecca B. McPherson. His 2d wife (9th 
Sept. 1862) was Eugenia Dunlap, dau. of Hon. G. W. Dunlap 
of Kentucky. He left one child, George Dunlap Potts. 

Arthur Potts, son of George M. and Cornelia Ringgold 
Potts, m. 21st Jan'y 1869, Hcllen Mobberly, dau. of Dr. 

POTTS. 69 

Mobberly, of New Market, Frederick county, Md., and had 
child., viz., Eleanor, — Louisa, — Richard, and Cornelia Potts. 

Ck>RN£LiA Ringgold Potts, dau. of George M. and Cor- 
nelia Ringgold Potts, m. 12th Dec. 1861, Charles W. Ross, 
son of William J. Ross, an eminent lawyer of Frederick, Md., 
and had child., viz., William J. Ross, Jr., — Cornelia Ringgold 
Ross, — Charles W. Ross, and George Murdock Potts Ross. 

Eleanor Potts, dau. of George M. and Cornelia Ringgold 
Potts, m. Arthur S. Johns, son of Right Rev. John Jonns, 
Bishop of Virginia, and d. leaving one child, Eleanor Johns, 
since deceased. 

Sec. 37. February 2d, 1G52, I Robert Clarke, Gen- 
tleman and Surveyor Generall, of this Province, do hereby 
attest that in the year 1640 I did survey and lay out unto 
William Brantwell Gent and Thomas Bradnox, planter ten 
thousand Acres of Land upon the Northernmost part of the 
Isle of Kent commonly called Love Point, in the year 1650. 
The said Thomas Bradnox to Invite Inhabitants to seatt 
the said Island did lay down his rights of 1400 Acres of 
Land, now posses't of other Tennants, that he might have his 
Right, in some other place, the truth hereof is known to 
divers of the Inhabitants as well as to my self. 

RoBT. Clarke Survyr. Genii. 

Phillip Conner, 

John Russell. Fol. 64. 

Sec. 38. The Clerk of the Court in 1652 signs his name 
Thom's Hynson, Sen. Folio 66. 


Sec. 39. The following is a curious epistle : 
For the Worl. Mr. Philip Conner, and Mr. Thos Ring- 
gold, and the rest of the Commissioners, 
Gentlemen : 

My dear respects to you being remember'd, 
I would entreat you to take into your serious consideration, 
the griefs and sorrows, w'ch I have sustained, and do sustain, 
throueh my great oversight, caused by My infirmity, I com- 
mitted in Court, in using very unfitting language, which I can 
confess, I am very sorry for. But I hope, the measure of 
grief is no further good, than it makes way for joy ; for a bad 
action salved up with a free forgiveness, is as not done ; and 
as a bone once broke, is stronger after well setting, so is love 
after reconcilement. I know, how easy it is to detest some 

70 OLD KENT. [/Sec. 40, 41. 

faults in others, w'ch we flatter in ourselves ; for, in the best 
Men, nature is Partial in itself. 

Therefore it is good to sentence others' frialties, with the 
remembrance of our own. But, God Willing, it shall be my 
duty hereafter to keep myself from all violent passion, w'ch 
causeth discontent, knowing, that all things happen from Him 
(from?) Whom Himself came. 

I pray, look upon the crosses and wants that God hath laid 
upon me at present, withal, having lost almost all my hogs, 
and the greater part of my cattle, being wanting and dead. 
Yet methinks, I see some men, ready to add to my afflictions, 
rather than to yield me any comfort in my sorrow. 

The end, for which I write these lines unto you, is that you 
would be pleased to remit the fines that were laid upon me for 
my offence committed ; and it shall be understood, a thankful- 
ness, from him, that is, 

Yr. poor friend to love you 

Robert Vaughan. 
Kent, the 1st of 
April, 1653. 

The Commissioners in consideration that Capt. Vaughan 
"submitteth himself'^ and acknowledged "his offences to be 
from frailty,'^ and also considering the sorrow he hath expressed 
and the " losses^' he has " suffer^,*' "freely remit " the fines 
for his "misdemeanors^' to the Court, "in 1652," so far as it 
lies in their power, with an " earnest admonition unto him, to 
be careful to keep his promises, in his petition, not to run him- 
self into the like procmunires." Fols. 72 & 73. 

Sec. 40. Among the proceedings of the Court, which was 
holden 3d August 1653, Francis Lumbard, for neglect of duty, 
was removed from the Office of High Sheriff, and Thomas 
Bradnox appointed, in his place. 

Sec. 41. On the 18th day of March, 1653 o. «., Gov. Stone 
granted a license to Thomas Adams, " with his vessel to trade 
or traffic with those of the Swedish nation in Delaware Bay, 
or in any part of this province, not being enemies to the Com- 
monwealth of England." It may be asked why should such 
a license be deemed necessary or proper ! Perhaps the only 
explanation may be found in the excited state of feeling at this 
period. It must be borne in mind that the Swedes had planted 
their Colony within the ancient Dominion of Virginia, and 
located themselves in that part of Virginia which Charles I, 
by Charter, on the 20th June, 1632, had granted to Lord Bal- 
timore. The Proprietary of Maryland claimed, by Charter, 


the very ground the Swedes held in possession ; and asserted 
this right in 1642-43 by sending George I^mberton to estab- 
lish an English Colony on the western bank of the Delaware. 
This claim was forcibly resisted by the Swedes, and Governor 
Printz expelled the English settlers, took Lamberton, by ruse 
de guerre, prisoner and did not release him until he had exacted 
a " weight of beaver." This, of course, produced much ill 
feeling in Maryland, which was aggravated and intensified by 
the current report and belief that the Swedes had taught the 
" Susquehannock Indians" the use of firearms. The people of 
Maryland, therefore, and especially the inhabitants of Kent 
Island, who had sufiered much from the guns of the savages, 
regarded the Swedes as private and public enemies. In conse- 
quence of this personal hostility, evidence of which sufficiently 
appears upon the Record, but few of the Swedes who came to 
Kent in 1653 remained upon the Island : some returned to 
the Delaware, and one at least, Randal (Randolph) Hanson, 
went to St. Mary's to carve out his fortune at the point of his 

Sec. 42. Mr. Davis says : '* The settlement and subsequent 
fate of the Swedes suggest a subject for one of the saddest, yet 
sweetest, chapters in the history of American colonization. 
Planted upon the Delaware, under the auspices of a crown 
distinguished for its noble qualities, but overlaid, if not crushed, 
in the infancy of the colony by the superior numbers, first of 
the Dutch and then of the English, they still retained in the 
midst of all their reverses the fond remembrance of their native 
land ; and cherished, with a gentle but glowing love, the faith 
and traditions of their original ancestry. Eight generations 
also have lingered around the gravestone and the hearth of 
their early American forefathers ; nor have they yet lost those 
elements so characteristic of their race, and which, in spite of 
80 much that is mean in every age, have imparted such real 
dignity to human nature. — The Day Star, p. 78, note 1. 

Sec. 43. Until the publication of the *' Annals of the 
Swedes on the Delaware,'' by Rev. Jehu Curtis Clay, very 
little was known with accuracy in regard to the arrival and 
first settlement of the Swedes. Every writer felt at liberty to 
assume as correct the dates of his favorite author, and even 
our own Bozman fell into error. 

Sec. 44. It was in the reign of that glorious King, the 
lion-hearted Gustavus Adolphus, the benefactor of humanity 
as well as of his own people, that an attempt was first projected 
to plant a colony of Swedes in America. That great man 

72 OLD KENT. ISec. 45, 46. 

resolved to invite to his colony " colonists from all the nations 
of Europe," of all conditions of honest and industrious men, 
and to make it ^^a blessing to the common man,'' and to the 
" whole Protestant world,'' a home for "all oppressed Christ- 
endom." In this wise and generous resolve he was encouraged 
by the advice and zeal of William Usselinx, an eminent mer- 
chant of Antwerp, who suggested to the Xing the idea of a 
Commercial Company, and urged it upon the ground that it 
would be the means of planting the Christian religion among 
the Indians, that his Majesty's dominions would be enlarged, 
the treasury enriched from abroad, the taxes lessened at 
home, and that the piety, sobriety and frugality of the Swedes, 
peculiarly fitted them to carry such an enterprise to a successful 

Sec. 45. A company was chartered with power to trade to 
America, Asia and Africa. The King issued his Proclamation 
or Edict, dated at Stockholm, the 2d July 1626, in which he 
offered the most liberal terms of subscription to his subjects of 
all ranks. The proposal was received by all classes with great 
enthusiasm. The King's mother, his brother-in-law. Prince 
John Cassimir, the members of his Majesty's council, many 
civil and military officers of high rank, bishops and clergy, 
merchants and citizens, country gentlemen and farmers, gladly 
and eagerly became liberal subscribers to the undertaking. 
Officers of rank and qualification were selected, and proper 
ships and all necessaries were provided. Every preparation 
was made and the work was ripe for execution and accomplish- 
ment, when the German wars broke forth, which taxed all the 
resources of the nation; and Gustavus Adolphus found it 
necessary to draw his sword to vindicate upon the plains of 
Europe the sacred rights of conscience before he could plant 
religious freedom upon the banks of the Delaware. It is not 
necessary to recount the story of the wonderful campaigns of 
Gustavus Adolphus, to tell how, like a conquering hero, with 
his brave army he won possession of large tracts of country 
from the borders of Hungary and Silesia to the banks of the 
Rhine, and from the Lakes of Constance to the Black Sea, 
taking three hundred cities and fortified places in the German 
Empire, and how he frustrated the cruel schemes of the bigoted 
Ferdinand against the Protestants, and by a tactics, all his own, 
defeated the two most renowned warriors of his age, Tilly and 
Wallenstein ; for every student of Religious Freedom is familiar 
with that heroic episode in history. 

Sec. 46. The bustling scenes of camp and battle life 


deepened the desires of Gustavus Adolphus to establish a colony 
in America ; and amid the most stirring events, a few days 
before his death, while at Nuremberg, he drew up a matured 
plan for the colony. 

On the 16th November 1632, in the full tide of success and 
in the moment of glorious achievement, Gustavus Adolphus 
was slain in battle at Liitxen : Keligious Freedom gained one 
of its most memorable triumphs and Humanity shed a tear 
over one of her ablest and most glorious defenders. 

Sec. 47. Gustavus Adolphus, sixth of the line of Vasa, 
son of Charles IX and Christina of Schleswig-Holstein, born 
in Stockholm, Dec. 2, 1594, married in 1620 Maria Elleon- 
ore, of Brandenburg, whose court he visited in disguise to 
choose a wife. Their daughter, Christina, was his successor. 

The Chancellor Oxcnstiern published the Proclamation, 
which had been left unsigned by Gustavus Adolphus, and 
added : 

" Though the above declaration and amplification of the 
before mentioned privileges, of his majesty of glorious memory, 
could not have been signed on account of the multifarious and 
incredible affairs of war, I cannot, in consequence of my duty, 
and good personal knowledge but certify, that the same has 
been the highest desire and wish of his royal majesty ; there- 
fore, I, by the crown of Sweden, and plenipotentiary minister 
general, have signed it, with my own hand, and affixed my 
seal to it, at Hilebrum, April 10th 1633." 

Sec. 48. In the year 1637, the indefatigable Usselinx 
broached the subject again to Count Oxcnstiern. Oxcnstiern, 
then prime minister, laid the subject before Queen Christina ; 
who approved the plan proposed. Peter Menewe, who had 
been the Dutch Governor of New Netherlands, 1624-1632, 
was appointed commander of the expedition. The colonists 
sailed from the port of Gottenburg, on the West Coast of 
Sweden, some time, it is supposed, in the autumn of the year 
1637, in two vessels ; one an armed ship, called the " Key of 
Ejdmar," the other a transport, named the *' Bird Grip " or 
" GriflBn." The expedition numbered about one hundred and 
fifty souls. The colonists brought with them a plentiful sup- 
ply of necessaries for trade, suteistence and defence, and with 
them also came Reorus Torkillus, a clergyman ; who was the first 
that ever preached the Gospel on the banks of the Delaware. The 
colonists sailed up Minquas creek (which they named Chris- 
tina in honor of their young Queen), and landed at the Rocks, 
which form a natural wharf of stone, and are situated at the 

74 OLD KENT. Sec. 49, 50. 

foot of Sixth street, in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. 
The Swedes by purchase from the Indians obtained a grant of all 
the land from Cape Henlopen to the Falls of Trenton and there 
fixed up land-marks. This purchase, however, was not made 
until they had built Fort Christina, and felt secure from the 
attacks of the Dutch ] who by William Kieft, Director Gen- 
eral of New Netherlands, protested, energetically, against the 
occupation of the Swedes ; saying, among other things, that the 
land in question " has been in our possession many years, and 
has been secured by us with forts above and below, and sealed 
with our blood.'' All which, it is charged, is wdl known io 
Menciccj having been done while he was Director General of 
New Netherlands. Notwithstanding the prosperity of their 
trade, the Swedes at Fort Christina became discouraged, and in 
the Spring of 1640 determined to abandon the settlement ; but 
the very day of their intended departure, a Dutch ship, the 
Fredenburg, arrived with tidings and succor from Sweden, 
laden with men, cattle, and everything necessary for the cul- 
tivation of the country. In this vessel, it is said, arrived 
Peter Hollendarc who, afterwards, succeeded Menewe as Gov- 
ernor of Delaware. Menewe appears to have been an energetic 
and just man. Acrelius, says, '^le did great service to the 
first Swedish colony." Vanderdonk, in his description of New 
Netherlands, quot^ a letter of Menewe's, which shows that 
he took great interest in the development of the agricultural 
interests of the colonies. He died in 1641 and was buried in 
the old Swedish church-yard at Wilmington, where also rest 
the remains of Reorus Torkillus. Upon the death of Menewe, 
Peter Hollendare, an officer of the Swedish army, became 
Governor. Of his administration little is known. He held 
the office for about eighteen months and then returned to 
Sweden, and was made commander of the Naval Arsenal at 

Sec. 49. On the 16th day of August, Lieutenant-Colonel 
John Priktz was commissioned Governor of New Sweden. 
Queen Christina was very precise in her instructions to him 
in regard to his conduct to the English, the Dutch and the 
Indians. In all which, much liberality of sentiment and 
practical wisdom is displayed, as well as womanly, queenly 
solicitude for the welfare of her subjects ; " but before all to 
labor and watch that he renders all things to Ai^miohty God, 
the true worship which is His due.'^ 

Sec. 50. Governor Printz sailed, the day he received his 
commission, from Stockholm for New Sweden, in the ship 


Renown (called by Campanius the Fame), accompanied by the 
Stork. Some writers say that, in additioQ to the Fame, two 
ships of war, called the Svan (Swan) and Charitas accom- 
panied him. After a passage of five months they arrived at 
Fort Christina, 15th Feb. 1642, o. 8. With them came, as 
Chaplain, Campanius (John Campanius Holm), justly 
celebrated for being the first to translate Luther's Catechism 
into the Indian language ; but more widely known as the 
author of the journal of his visit to New Sweden, which is the 
foundation of the interesting " Description of the Province of 
New Sweden," compiled by his grandson, Thomas Campanius 

Sec. 51. Governor Printz selected as the site of his res- 
idence Tinacong (Tinicum Island). It is now the Lazaretto 
of Philadelphia. Here the Governor built Fort Gottenburg 
and a very handsome mansion for himself and family, Printz 
Hall, with a fine orchard, pleasure-house, and many conveni- 
ences attached. On this island, also, the principal colonists had 
their dwellings and plantations. A church was also erected 
here which, on the 4th of September 1646, Dr. John Campanius 
consecrated for divine service, and also its burying place. Cam- 
panius records that the first corpse ever buried there was 
Catharine, daughter of Andrew Hanson, the 28th October 
1C46, being the Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude. Vide Cam- 
panius, p. 73. 

Sec. 52. The traffic of the Swedes being interfered with 
by the Dutch, Gov. Printz erected another fort at Elsingburg 
(Salem Creek), but it was taken possession of by an enemy 
more blood-thirsty and more enterprising than the Dutch then 
were. It was stormed and carriea by mosquitoes ; the garri- 
son ignominiouslyfled, and was afterwards known in song and 
story wi MyggeTiborg^ or Mosquito Fort. About the time of 
the erection of this fort it was that Gov. Printz expelled the 
English at Varkenkill (Salem Creek) and captured George 
Ijamberton, who afterward, 1647, was lost at sea. 

Sec. 53. On the 6th Nov. 1643, Queen Christina granted 
New Gottenburg or Tinicum Island to Governor Printz. For 
further protection. Gov. Printz erected a fort on the Schulkill 
(so named by the Dutch), and means " hidden creek or sculk 
creek," from the retired position of its mouth. In December 
1645, Fort Gottenburg was blown up and destroyed, an acci- 
dent occasioned by the carelessness of a sleepy servant. 

Sec. 54. In the year 1646, Andreas Hudde, an active, per- 
tinacious man, appeared on the stage as the Governor of the Dutch 

76 OLD KENT. [Sec. 55, 56. 

on the Delaware, and a scries of disputes commenced which 
culminated, finally, in the overthrow of the Swedish power in 
America. The answer of Printz to Hudde is characteristic of 
the man and the times. Andreas Hudde urged upon Printz 
the older claims of the Dutch to the Delaware. To which 
Governor Printz replied, " that the Devil was the oldest pos- 
sessor of Hell, but that he sometimes admitted a younger one." 
" This,'' said the indignant Dutchman, " he declared at his own 
table, on the 3d of June, in the presence of me and my wife." 
In the same year the colonists were more encouraged than 
strengthened by the arrival of the Svan (Swan), the Black CcU, 
the Key of Calmar, and the Lamby which brought ammunition, 
people, and goods for the Indians. 

Sec. 55. Many attempts were made to settle the disputes 
in regard to bounds and the rights of possession by diplomacy, 
but the Dutch and Swedes were equally unyielding, and many 
outrages were committed on both sides. Finally, on the 19th 
of July 1651, Stuyvessant, Governor of New Netherlands, 
convened all the Indian Sachems who lived near the Delaware, 
and obtained from them a deed of all the land from Fort 
Christina to Bombay Hook, and immediately proceeded to 
erect a fort to secure possession. He chose the spot where New 
Castle now stands and built Fori Oassimir. This was fatal to 
the peace and prosperity of New Sweden. The Swedes be- 
came discouraged, and the Governor having long waited in 
vain for reinforcements, finding all his protests unheeded by 
the Dutch, and the Mother Country unwilling or unable to 
assist him in enforcing his demands, resolved to return home. 
Governor John Printz performed his last official act on the 1st 
October 1653, and some time afterwards returned to Sweden. 
Some Swedes returned with him, and a few of his personal 
friends wandered to other colonies. 

Sec. 56. On the 12th of December 1653, the College of 
Commerce appointed John Claudius Rising as commissioner 
and assistant to Gov. Printz. But upon his arrival he found 
that Printz had departed, and he immediately assumed the 
office of Governor. Rising was a gallant, chivalric man, and 
one of his first acts was to capture Fort Cassimir. This aggres- 
sion was the death-blow to the peace and existence of New 
Sweden. War ensued, and the Swedes after a gallant but una- 
vailing resistance were overpowered, and in September 1665 
the jurisdiction of the Dutch over New Sweden was established, 
which in a few years was destined to be pushed aside by the 
domination of a prouder, haughtier, more aggressive and more 
powerful race — the Anglo-Saxon. 


Sec. 57. "Such," says the historian, Bancroft, "was the 
end of New Sweden, the colony that connects our country with 
Oustavus Adolphus and the nations that dwell on the Gulf of 
Bothnia. It maintained its existence for a little more than 
seventeen years, and succeeded in establishing permanent plan- 
tations on the Delaware. The descendants of the colonists, in 
the course of generations, widely scattered and blended with 
emigrants of other lineage, constitute probably more than one 
part in two hundred of the present population of our country, 

* * * Free from ambition, ignorant of the ideas which 
were convulsing the English mind, it was only as Protestants 
that they shared the impulse of the age. They cherished the 
calm earnestness of reh'gious feeling; they reverenced the 
bonds of family and the purity of morals ; their children, 
under every disadvantage of want of teachers and of Swedish 
books, were well instructeil. With the natives they preserved 
peace. A love for Sweden, their dear mother country, the 
abiding sentiment of loyalty toward its sovereign, continued to 
distinguish the little band; at Stockholm they remained for a 
century the objects of a disinterested and generous regard ; 
affection united them in the New World ; and a part of their 
descendants still preserve their altar and their dwelling round 
the graves of their fathers." 

* Sec. 58. The following sections are taken from the second 
part of Liber A., Court Proceedings of Kent County : 

WHEREAS by exercise of the Chiefe Magistracy, and 
Administration of the Government, over England, Scotland, 
Ireland, and Dominions thereunto beelonginge, doth now 
reside in his Highness the LORD PROTECTOR; assisted 
with a Council ; In whose name all writs^ process, Com- 
mitions, Graunts or orders are to runne ; AND from whom all 
Magistracy, and powers, in the three Kingdoms, or Nation 
aforesaid, and the Dominions thereof, is to be derived ; 

AND this PROVINCE OF MARYLAND, by lawful! 
power from the supreme Autiioritie of the Commonwealth 
of England, formerly and since from the Lord Protector, 
and CouNSELL, now beeingc Committed, to the Honorable 
Richard Bennett, Esq,, and Colonell Wm. Claiborne, is sub- 
scribed to the present Government of England, and 
established therein, by a Commition Graunted in the name 
of his Highness the Lord Protector, unto Capt, Wm. Ful- 
ler, Mr. Ritch, Preston, Mr. Wm. Durand, Mr. Edwd. Loyd, 

Capt Jno, Smith, Mr. Leo, Strong, Mr. Lawson, Mr. 

Jno. Hatch, Mr. IVm. Parker, Mr. Pitch, Wells, and Mr. Pitch. 


Ewen, for the orderinge, directinge and Govcrninge, all the 
Affayrs of Maryland : 

THEREFORE the sayd CapL Wm. Fuller, and the rest of 
the Commitioners, present at a Court houlden at Providence, 
the 28th Day of februari 1654, Accordinqe to order of this 
Court in Pursuance, of the Discharge of that trust, which is 
Committed to tlieni, for the more eassie aud speedy Adminis- 
tration of Justice, Conservation of the peace, prevention of 
insurrections and disturbances which may arise, and for the . 
suppressinge of the same HAVE in the name of the Lord 
Protector, and doe by these presents nominate, and appoint 
Mr. Phillip Connier Chief e Covimandei^ of the County of Kent, 
within the Province of Maryland, GIVINGE and Graunt- 
ingCy in the name of his Highness, tlie Lord Protector of 
England, etc, unto the sayd Phillip Conier, Power and Author- 
Hie, in the sayd Countie, to Commaund all persons therein, 
in all things relatinge necessarily to the defence thereof, from 
the Insurrections of Indians, and attempts of any persons 
whatsoever, unlawfully made, against the peace and libertie of 
the j)eople, as also to Commaund them, in that which concerns 
the due Administration of Justice and Right, the Execu- 
tion of Lawes, upon delinquents and the lawfull and necessary 
use of the Militia. 

REQUIRINGE the people of the sayd Countie to bee sub- 
ject to all his lawfull Commaunds, AND also wee doe by these 
presents Nominate aud appoint Mr. Joseph ]Vicke8y Mr. Tho. 
Ringgold, Mr. Thomas Hynson, Mr. Jno. Russell, Mr. Henry 
Morgan, Mr. Wm, Eliot, and Mr. Henry Carline, to bee Com- 
mitioners for the sayd County of Kent Assistant to the sayd 
Mr. Philip Coniei* (who is hereby appointed President of the 
Commition) for the Conservation of the peace. Administration 
of Justice, and right Executinge of Judgment to all persons 
indiferently, in all Causes, of which they shall bee allowed 
Capable to have Cognizance, and for the present as they have 
formerly done, untilT further order bee published, and that any 
foure of the sayd Commitioners whereof Mr. Philip Coniei*, or 
Mr. Joseph Wickes, or Mr. Tlio, Ringgold, or Mr. Tho. Hinson, 
to bee all ways one, shall have power to Keepe Courts, at such 
times and in such places as to them shall seem Convenient 
and necessary, AND that all writs, proces, warrants, supenas, 
etc., which concerne the County Court, shall bee signed by the 
sayd Mr. Philip Conier, but in his absence by Mr. Joseph 
Wickes, and upon extraordinarie or sudden occation, which 
endangers the Saftie of the County, preventinge or supress- 


inge of any dangerous action, the nearest Commissioners shall 
have power to give out a warrant directed to the Sheriffe or 
Constable and in case of Extremitie depute one to serve the 
same, AND lastly the sayd Mr. Philip Conier, and the sayd 
Commissioners are Required to Cause the Clerk of theire 
Court to transcribe the Court prosedings and to deliver them 
to the Siecretarie of the Province, every six Months, at the 
General!. Provinciall Court. 

GIVEN at Providence under my hand this first day of 
March 1654. 

Copia vera testis 
Me Clar. Corns. Kent. 
Tho. Hill. Liber A. Fol. 97. 

Sec. 59, A. Mr. Philip Coniery Commandei- of Kent, is a 
very interesting personage in the history of our County. We 
first met with him on the 18th day of April 1647, when he was 
appointed, one of the Commissioners of Kent County, by a 
Roman Catholic Governor ; and he was not a Roman Catholic. 

When the commission for the Government of Kent County 
was re-organ iz(3d, 11th Dec. 1648, by Gov. Greene, "for 
special reasons him thereunto moving," Mr. Conner, alone, 
with Capt. Vaughan, was retained upon the bench. Again, 
on the 31st July, 1652, when all the other Commission- 
ers were ousted by Bennet, Lloyd, Marsh and Strong, the 
Puritan Commissioners, he was retained, and placed at 
the head of the new Commission, with such gentlemen 
as Mr. Thomas Ringgold and Major Joseph Wickes,who were 
of the elite of the Province. And now we find him, though 
he was not a Puritan, sought out and chosen, by the minions 
of Oliver Cromwell, to be the Commander of Kent, in order 
to give the prestige and dignity of respectability to the admin- 
istration of their rule, among the gentlemen of Kent County. 

Philip Conner (or Conier, as his name was sometimes 
spelled), the last Commander of Old Kent, left one son, 
rhilip, who "ye 28th day of January 1667, made choice of 
Mr. John Wright to be his guardian," and d. left a son, by his 
first wife, James Conner, who m. 1st Jan'y 1705 P^linor Flan- 
nagan, and had a son, James Conner. 

James Conner, the last named, and his wife, Catharine 
Conner, left a dau., Isabella Conner. He d. 5th April 1740. 

Isabella Conner, dau. of James and Catharine Conner, 
was b. in 1735, d. 29th Nov. 1782. She m. twice. Her 1st 

80 OLD KENT. [Sec. 59, B. 

husband was John Bordley. She m. 2dly, 1st Sept. 1761, 
WiHiam Stevenson, and had child., viz., WiUiam, b. in Ches- 
tertown, Md., 8th June 1762, d. 15th Nov. 1766,— Mary, b. 
in Chestertown, 12th Sept. 1763, d. 12th Jan. 1765,— John, 
b. I'Uh Aug. 1765, and d. the following November, — James, 
b. 17th Aug. 1766, at Bath, England, — Francina Augustina, 
b. 5th Feb'y, at Bristol, England,— Isabella, b. 6th July, 1769, 
at Bristol England, — Ariana, b. 19th Sept. 1770, in Eng- 
land,— Mary, b. 17th Feb'y 1772, in England,— William, b. 
17th June 1774,— John Conner, b. 11th Nov. 1775,— and 
Charles Willliam Washington Stevenson, b. 1st April 1778, 
and d. 17th Nov. 1779. Mrs. Isabella Stevenson d. 29th Nov. 
1782, and her husband, William Stevenson, d. 23d Oct. 1786, 
aged 47 years. They were both buried at Chestertown. 

William Stevenson, the husband of Isabella Conner 
Bordley Stevenson was the son of William Stevenson, of Lan- 
cashire, England, who m. in 1738, Francina Augustina Frisby, 
who was b. 16th Aug. 1719, the 3d dau. of James Frisby and 
his wife Ariana Vanderleyden, who m. 9th Feb'y 1713, James 
Frisby, b. 18th June 1676, the son of James and Sarah 

Ariana Vanderleyden, b. in 1690, the dau. of Matthias 
Vanderleyden and his wife, Anna Margaretta Herman, who 
was the dau. of Col. Augustine Herman and his 2d wife. Miss 

Sec. 59, B. Col. Augustine Herman was a native of 
Prague, in Bohemia, who, after being educated in Holland, 
came to America at an early age, remained a few years in New 
York, where he m. his 1st wife, and finally settled a colony at 
Bohemia Manor, in Maryland. He m. a Miss Ward, of Cecil 
county, and became a distinguished and useful citizen of 
Maryland. He was twice m. and had child., viz., Ephraim, 
— George, — Casparus, — Anna Margaretta, — Judith, and Fran- 

Matthias and Anna Margaretta Herman Vanderleyden 
had child., viz., a dau., name unknown^ — Anna Francina, — 
Augustina, b. in 1685, and Ariana Vanderleyden, b. in 1690. 

Anna Francina Vanderleyden, 2d dau. of Matthias 
and Anna Margaretta Herman Vanderleyden, m. Edward 
Shippcn and had one dau. Margaret, who m. Mr. Jekyl and 
had child., viz., Frances, who m. Mr. Hicks, and Margaret, 
who m. Mr. Chalmers, and went to Scotland, and had a son, 
George Chalmers, who was the father of the Historian. 

Augustina Vanderleyden, 3d dau. of Matthias and 


Anna Margaretta Herman Vanderleyden, m. James Harris, 
had one son^ Matthias Harris, and d. in 1775, aged 90 years. 

James and Sarah Frisby, of Cecil county, had child., viz., 
James, b. 18th June 1676,— Mary, b. 4th Feb'y 1678,— Sarah, 
b. 28th March 1680,— Thomas, b. 8th Feb'y 1681,— William, 
b. 3d July 1684,— Benjamin, b. 28th Feb'y 1688,— Mary, b. 
2d July 1690,— Jacob, b. 19th Oct. 1693,— Frances, b. 15th 
May 1696, and William Frisby, b. 22d Aug. 1699. 

The first mentioned James Frisby was a brother of William 
Frisby, who was a vestryman of St. Paul's in 1693. 

James Frisby, son of James and Sarah Frisby, m., 9th 
Feb'y 1713, Ariana Vanderleyden, 4th dau. of Matthias and 
Anna Margaretta Herman Vanderleyden, and had child., 
viz., Sarah, b. 7th Dec. 1714, — Ariana Margaret, b. 18th Sept. 
1717, who m. James Harris, and had one son, James Harris, 
who dying unm. left his estate to his friends, James Brice, of 
Annapolis, and James Cheston, of West River, — and Francina 
Augustina Frisby, b. 16th Aug. 1719, who m. 1st, in 1738, 
William Stevenson, and 2dly Daniel Cheston. 

James Frisby d. 18th Dec. 1719, aged 35 years, and his 
widow m., in Sept. 1723, Thomas Bordley, of Bordley Hall, 
Yorkshire, England, and had child., viz., Thomas, — Matthias 
and John Beale Bordley. 

John Beale Bordley, son of Thomas and Ariana Van- 
derleyden Frisby Bordley, was m. twice. His 1st wife was 
Margaret Chew, dau. of Samuel and Henrietta Maria Lloyd 
Chew (see Lloyd), and had child., viz., Thomas, — Matthias, 
who m. Susan Heath, and had 13 child., — Henrietta Maria, 
\yiio m. Major David Ross, of Kent, and had 9 child., — and 
John Bordley, who d. 27th March 1761, and had 3 child. 
His 2d wife was Mrs. MiflBin (the mother of Gov. Thomas 
Mifflin, of Pennsylvania), and had a dau., Elizabeth Bordley, 
who m. James Gibson, of Philadelphia. 

John Beale Bordley d., and his widow m. a 3d time, in^ 
1728, Hon. Edmund Jennings, and had child., viz., Peter, — ' 
Ariana, b. in 1729, — Edmund, b. in 1731, who resided in 
London, and d., in 1819, unm., and Charles Jennings. 

ARLA.NA Jennings, dau. of the Hon. Edmund and Ariana 
Vanderleyden Frisby Bordley Jennings, m. John Randolph, 
Attorney-General of Virginia, under the Royal Government. 
They resided at Williamsburgh, Va., until the Revolution, 
and then accompanied the Royal Governor, the Earl of Dun- 
more, to England. They had child., viz., Edmund, — Susan 
Beverly, and Ariana Jennings Randolph. 

82 OLD KENT. [Sec. 59, C. 

Hon. Edmund Randolph, son of John and Ariana Jen- 
nings Randolph, was, at the time of the departure of his par- 
ents, about 19 years of age, and, being sincerely devoted to the 
cause of independence, remained in America. 

He m. Eh'za Nicholas, dau. of Robert Carter Nicholas, for- 
merly Treasurer of Virginia, and had child., viz., Lucy Ran- 
dolph, who m. Peter V. Daniel, of Richmond, Va.,— Peyton 
Randolph, who m. Maria Ward, of Amelia Co., Va., — Edmonia 
Randolph, who m. Thomas Lewis Preston, 5th son of Col. 
William Preston, of Smithfield, Va., and had child., viz., 
John Thomas Lewis Preston (a Professor in the Virginia 
Military Institute, who m. Miss Caruthers), and Elizabeth 
Preston, who m. William A. Cocke, of Cumberland Co., Va., — 
and Susan Beverly Randolph, who m. Mr. Tayloe, and had 
two child., viz., John, and Charlotte Tayloe who m. Moncure 
Robinson, of Richmond, Va. 

Susan Beverly Randolph, dau. of John and Ariana 
Vanderleyden F. B. Jennings Randolph, m. Major John 
Gaines, of Virginia, a British officer, and d. in England, leav- 
ing three children. 

Ariana Jennings Randolph, dau. of John and Ariana 
Vanderleyden F. B. Jennings Randolph, m. Capt. James 
Wormsley, a British officer, and d. in England, leaving four 

Sec. 69, C. Sarah Fkisuv, eldest dau. of James and 
Ariana Vanderleyden Frisby, m., 9th Sept. 1730, John Brice, 
son of John Brice, of Havcrsham, England, and had child., 
viz., Ariana, b. 19th June 1732,— Sarah, b. 3d June 1735, — 
John, b. 22d Sept. 1738,— Denton, b. 1740,— Ann, b. 1744,— 
James, b. 1746,— Benedict, b. 1749,— Charles, b. 1750,— 
Edmund, b. 1751, — a 2d Denton, b. 1753, — Margaretta Au- 
gustina, b. 1755, and Elizabeth Brice, b. in 1757. 

Ariana Brice, dau. of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m., 
4th Sept. 1750, Dr. David Ross, and had child., viz., Sarah, who 
m. Dr. John Steuart, of Bladensburg, — Marian, who m. Mr. 
Corbutt, of Scotland, — David, who m. Miss Bordley, — Hora- 
tio, who d. unm., — Ariana, who was the 2d wife of Dr. John 
Steuart, — Archibald, — Elizabeth, who m. Mr. Smith, of New 
Hampshire, — Ann, and Augustina Margaretta Ross. 

Sarah Brice, dau. of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m., 
Nov. 1761, Richard Henderson, of Bladensburg, and. had 
child., viz., Richard, — a daughter, who m. Gen. James Mac- 
cubbin Lingan, who was killed by a mob in Baltimore, 28th 
July, 1812, — Ariana, and Archibald Brice Henderson. 

HRICE. 83 

John Buice, son of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m. Mary 
Maccubbin, dau. of Nicholas and Mary Clare Carroll Mac- 
cubbin, and had child., viz., John, b. 24th Jan'y 1770, — 
Nicholas, b. 23d April 1771,— Henry, b. 25th Oct. 1777,— 
Edmund, b. 22d Nov. 1780, — and Margaret Clare Brice, b. 
9th July 1783. 

John Brice, son of John and Mary Maccubbin Brice, m. 
Sarah Lane, of Baltiaioro, and had child., viz., John, who m. 
and removed to Kentucky, — Mary, who m. Christian Keener, 
of Baltimore, — Providence, who m. Mr. Claggett, of Washing- 
ton, — Nicholas, who m. Miss Russell, and Eliza Brice, who m. 
J. P. Kraft, Prussian Consul. 

Hon. Nicholas Brice, son of John and Mary Maccubbin 
Brice, m. Anna Maria Tilghinan, eldest dau. of Richard and 
Margaret Tilghman, of Chestcrtown, and had child., viz., 
Margaret Elizabeth, — Richard Tilghman, — John Henry, who 
m. Sophia Howard, of Baltimore Co., — George Hoffman, — 
Anna Maria, and Charles Carroll Brice, who m. Susan Selby. 

Hon. Nicholas Brice was Chief Judge of the Baltim )rc City 
Court for many years. 

Henry Brice, son of Ji^hn antl Mary Maccubbin Brice, 
m. Harriet Tilghman, of Chestcrtown, dau. of Richard and his 
2d wife, Mary Tilghman, and had child, viz., James, — Ann, — 
Juliana Paca, — Edmund Henry, — Richard Tilghman, — Wil- 
liam Nicholas, — John Charles, — George Alfred, — Thomas, and 
Harriet Maria Brice. 

Edmund Brice, son of John and Mary Maccjubbin Brice, 
ni. Charlotte Moss. 

Margaret Clari-: JiiiiCE, dau. of John and Mary Mac- 
cubbin Brice, m., in 1800, Clement Smith, of Georgetown, and 
had child., viz., Joseph Brice, — Mary Clare, who m. Wm. B. 
Thompson, — Richard Henry, — Matilda Sophia, — Susan Eliza, 
—Clement, — Walter, — Margaret C,— and Sarah Frisby Smith, 
who m. Richard Tilghman. 

James Brice, son of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m. 
Juliana Jennings, dau. of Thomas Jennings, of Annapolis. 

Benedict Brice, son of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m., 
in January 1775, Mary Goldsborough, dau. of John and his 
1st wife, Ann Turbutt Goldsborough, and had a dau., Sarah 
Goldsborough Brice, b. 10th Aug. 1776. 

Sarah Goldsborough Brice, dau. of Benedict and Mary 
Goldsborough Brice, m. Andrew Price, of Baltimore, and had 
child., viz., Greenbury Goldsborough, — Ariana Frisby, b. 9th 
March 1 799, who m., 4tli July ] 822, Capt. John G. Johnson,— 

84 OLD KENT. Sec. 59, D. 

Elizabeth Greenbury, who d. 25th Dec. 1816,— Nicholas, wlio 
d. 4th Aug. 1810, — Sarah Caroline, who d. in September 
1812, — and Benedict Price. 

Edmund Brice, son of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, m. 
Harriet Woodland, and had a son, James Brice, who d. unin. 
Mrs. Harriet Woodland Brice m. 2dly Dr. William Murray, 
of West River, and had child., viz , William, Mary Anne, and 
Alexander Murray. 

Makoaretta Augustina Brice, dau. of John and Surah 
Frisby Brice, m. Major Andrew Leitch, and had child., viz., 
James, and Sarah Leitch, who m. John Addison, of Prince 
George's Co. 

Maj. Andrew Leitch was killed in a skirmish, at King's 
Bridge, New York, in 1776, and his widow ni. again and had 
a dau., Mary, who m. Dr. John Shoaff, of Annapolis, and had 
child., viz., Arthur, who m. Miss Forsyth, and left 5 child., — 
Jane, who m. the Right Rev. John Johns, of Va. — Mary, who 
m. Rev. Andrew Stevenson, — Ann, — and Charles Shoaff. 

Elizabeth Brice, dau. of John and Sarah Frisby Brice, 
m., in 1773, Lloyd Dulany, a Royalist. They went to Eng- 
land, where lie was killed in a duel by the Rev. Bennett Allen. 
The duel was fought on the 18th of June 1782, and Mr. Du- 
lany died on the 26th day of the same month. 

After the death of Mr. Dulany, she m. Maj. Walter Dulany, 
of the British Army, and subsequently returned to Annapolis, 
and left three child., viz., Mary, who m. Henry Rogers, of 
Baltimore, — Grafton, and Sarah Dulany. 

Francina Augustina Frisby, dau. of James and Ariana 
Vanderleyden Frisby, m. twice. Her 1st husband, m. in 1738, 
was William Stevenson, of Lancashire, England, and had one 
son, William Stevenson. Her 2d husband, m. in 1746, was 
Daniel Cheston, and had three child., viz., James, b. in 1747, — 
Francina Augustina, b. in 1752, who accompanied her half- 
brother, William Stevenson, to England, and m. William 
Bordley, — and Daniel Cheston. 

James Cheston, son of Daniel and Francina Augustina 
Frisby Stevenson Cheston, m., in 1775, Ann Galloway, of 
Tulip Hill, West River, Md., and had child., viz., Ann, b. in 
1776, — Francina Augustina, b. in 1777, and James Cheston, 
b. in 1779. 

Sec. 59, D. William Stevenson, only son of William 
and Francina Augustina Stevenson, m., 1st Sept. 1761, at 
Chestertown, Isabella Conner Bordley, widow of John Bord- 
ley, and dau. of James and Catharine Conner, and had child., 
which were named in Section 59, A. 


James Stevenson, sou of William and Isabella Conner 
Bordley Stevenson, m. Miss Miller, and d. 1805, leaving two 
child., VIZ., Charles, — and Isabella Stevenson, who m. Mr. 
Burgess, and left child. 

Isabella Stevenson, dau. of William and Isabella Con- 
ner Stevenson, m. John Constable, of Kent, and had child., 
viz., James, who d. unm., — John Stevenson, d. young,— Har- 
riet, d. unm., — Maria, who m. Rev. James Hanson, and d. 

sine prole, — Selina, who m. Bangs, and d. sine prole, — 

a 2d John Stevenson, — Henry, d. young, — Albert, b. 3d Jifne 
1805, d. 22d Aug. 1855,— William Stevenson, d. 31st Dec. 
1851,— Elizabeth, d. 20th Sept. 1875, in the 66th year of her 
age, — and Mary Constable, b. 1812, who m. Dr. Joseph 
Browne, of Chestertown, and d. sine jyrole, 

John Stevenson Constab: e, son of John and Isabella 
Stevenson Constable, m. twice. He m. 1st, 7th Sept. 1820, 
Harriet Rebecca Ringgold, dau. of Dr. William and Martha 
Hanson Ringgold (see Ringgold), and had child., viz., Wil- 
liam Ringgold, — Martha Isabella, — Mary, — Stevenson, and 
Ellen Constable. 

His 2d wife, m. 3d Oct. 1865, was Harriet Wilmer, of Bal- 
timore, dau. of John Williamson and Elizabeth Gittings 
Croxall Wilmer. 

He died in 1866, aged 66 years. 

WILLLA.M Ringgold Constable, son of John Stevenson 
And Harriet Rebecca Ringgold Constable, m., 1st July 1852, 
Frances Harriet Hodges, dau. of James and Mary Hanson 
" Ringgold Hodges (see Hodges), and had child., viz., Harrie 
Clarence, — William Stevenson, — Charles Hodges, — Mary Re- 
becca, — Roberta Hodges, and Martha Hanson Constable. 

Martha Isabella Constable, dau. of John Stevenson 
and Harriet Rebecca Ringgold Constable, m., 4th Nov. 1858, 
Dr. Samuel Groome Fisher, son of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann 
Ringgold Fisher, and had child., viz., Henry Groome, b."19th 
Aug. 1859, d. 27th July I860,— Jacob Stevenson, b. 25th 
Sept. 1860, d. 30th June 1861,— Ellen Constable,— Samuel 
Edgar, b. 8th Feb'y 1863, d. 7th April 1865, and Samuel 
Groome Fisher. 

Mary Constable, dau. of John Stevenson and Harriet 
Rebecca Ringgold Constable, m., 29th Jan'y 1852, Richard 
W. Jones, and had child., viz., George Stevenson, b. 13th 
April 1853, d. 22d Oct. 1865,— Henry Miller, b. 24th July 
1854, d. 30th Jan'y 1855,— Albert Constable, b. 18th Dec. 
1855, — Mary Rebecca,— Elma Virginia, b. 17th Nov. 1858, 


d. 12th Nov. 1872, — Richard Sterling, — and Laura Jones, b. 
21st Jan'y 1865, and d. 14th Nov. 1865. 

Stevenson Constable, son of John Stevenson and Harriet 
Rebecca Ringgold Constable, m., in Nov. 1860, Alice Anna 
Riley, and had child., viz., Mary Blanche, — Harriet Lillian, — 
John Stevenson, — Horatio Beck, and Albert Constable. 

Ellen Constable, daii. of John Stevenson and Harriet 
Rebecca Ringgold Constable, m., 15th Jan'y 1863, Dr. Samuel 
Beck, of Kent, and had child., viz., Harriet Ringgold, — Ho- 
ratio Wright, — Mary Isabel, — William Walker, — Walter 
Constable, b. 12th Oct. 1872, d. 13th Jan'y 1876,— Samuel,— 
and Ellen Constable Beck. 

Albert Constable, son of John and Isabella Stevenson 
Constable, m. Hannah Archer, dau. of Dr. John and Ann 
Stump Archer, of Rock Run, Harford Co., Md., and had 
child., viz., John Ann, — Isabel Stevenson, — Alice Maria, and 
Albert Constable. 

Isabel Stevenson Constable, dau. of Albert and Han- 
nah Archer Constable, m., 7th Nov. 1861, Thomas Er- 
skine Gittings, of Baltimore Co., Md., and had child., viz., 
Albert Constable, b. 25th Sept. 1862, d.,— Thomas Erskine,— 
Alice Constable, and John Ann Gittings. 

Alice Maria Constable, dau. of Albert and Hannah 
Archer Constable, m. 4th Sept. 1862, John Charles Gittings, 
and had one child, Rebecca Nicols Gittings, b. 1st Sept. 1863, 
and d. 28th Sept. 1864. 

John Charles Gittings and his wife are deceased and are 
buried in Greenmount Cemetery. 

Hon. Albert Constable (at present, 1876, member of the 
Maryland Legislature for Cecil county) son of Albert and 
Hannah Archer Constable, m. 12th June 1866, Elizabeth 
Black Groome, dau. of Gen. John Charles and Elizabeth R. 
Black Groome, of Elkton, and had child., viz., Alice, — 
Arline, — John, and Albert Constable. 

William Stevenson Constable, son of John and Isabella 
Stevenson Constable, m. twice. His 1st wife was Susanna 
Mummey, of Baltimore, who d. sine prole. In May 1840, he 
m. Catharine Mummey, a sister of his d. wife, and had child., 
viz., Isabel Stevenson (who m. 12th Nov. 1863, Freeman 
Skinner, of Va., and had two child., viz., William Constable 
and Freeman Skinner, twins), — Susannah Mummey, — Catharine 
Mummey (who m. 2 1st May 1871, Dr. Josiah R. Bromwell), 
— Maria Matilda (who m. 22d April 1873, Thomas Courtney 


Jenkins, and d. 14th Feb'y 1874. Her husband d. in Sept. 
1875), — Grimilda Spencer, and William Anna Constable. 

Sec. 59, E. Elizabeth Constable, dau. of John and 
Isabella Stevenson Constable, m. John W. Walker, of Chester- 
town, and had child., viz., Mary Elizabeth, — John Constable, 
d., — William Stevenson, — Anna Isabel, and Thomas Walker, 
(1. John W. Walker d. 10th Aug. 1844, and his wife 20th 
Sept. 1875. 

Mary Elizabeth Walker, dau. of John W. and Eliza- 
beth Constable Walker, m. 7th June 1849, Henry W. Archer, 
of Harford Co., and had child., viz., Elizabeth, — John, b. 22(1 
Jan'y 1853, d. 1855,— Henry Wilson,— William Stevenson,— 
Mary Angela, — Robert, — Ann, — James, — Isabel Stevenson, — 
Rosalie, b. 12th July 1864, d. Aug. 1804, and Christian 
Grahame Archer. 

William Stevenson Walker, son of John W. and 
Eh'zabeth Constable Walker, m. 27th Dec. 1855, Mary Rebecca 
Ricaud, dau. of Judge James B. and Anna E. F. Gordon 
Ricaud, of Kent, and had child., viz., Anna Elizabeth, — John 
William, b. 8th Jan'y 1861, d. 9th July 1 801, —Cornelia 
Ricaud, and William Stevenson Walker. 

The Ricaud family, of which Judge James B. Ricaud was a 
member, has been identified with St. Paul's Parish since the 
year 1699. The present (1876) Register of the Parish, Charles 
Gordon Ricaud, is the son of the late Dr. Laurence Rio^iud 
and Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Frisby Gordon Ricaud. 

John W. Walker was the son of John Walker, of Scotland, 
and his wife Christiana Grahame, also a native of Scotland. 

Anna Isabel Walker, dau. of John W. and Elizabeth 
Constable Walker, m. 28th Sept. 1868, Dr. William H. Gale, 
of Somerset County. 

Sec. 59, F. Mary Stevenson, dau. of William and Isa- 
bella Conner Bordley Stevenson, m. Henry Hall, of Anne 
Arundel County, and had one son, Henry Hall. 

Henry Hall, of Tudor, Anne Arundel Co., son of Henry 
and Mary Stevenson Hall, m. Mary Estep,and had child, viz., 
Edward, b. in 1816, who m. Louisa Fen wick, dau. of Dr. 
Martin Fen wick, — Eleanor, who m. twice: 1st, James McCaleb, 
2dly, Dr. Elliot BurwcU, — Ann, who m. Dr. William Freder- 
ick Steuart (see Steuart), — Estep, who m. Sarah Webster, — 
Mary, — Maria, who m. William Meade Addison, — Hamilton, 
who m. Mary Thomas, — Francina Cheston, who m. 14th of 
Nov. 1854, Robert Lemmon, son of Richard and Sarah Steven- 
son Lemmon, — Augustus, who m. Mary Cheston, dau. of Dr. 

88 OLD KENT. [Sec. 59, G. 

James ChestoD, — and Fenwick Hall, who m. Nannie Cheston, 
sister of Mary Cheston, andd. 4th April 187G. 

William Stevenson, son of William and Isabella Conner 
Bordley Stevenson, m. in 1800, Ann Foster, and had child., 
viz., Sarah, — Mary, and William Stevenson. 

William Stevenson, son of William and Ann Foster 
Stevenson, m. Elizabeth Taney, dan. of the Hon. Roger B. 
Taney, late Chief Justice of the United States. 

Sarah Stevenson, dau. of William and Ann Foster Ste- 
venson, m. Richard Lemmon, and had child., viz., Sarah, — 
Robert, who ra., 14th Nov. 1854, Francina Cheston Hall, dau. 
of Henry and Mary Estep Hall, and had a son, Richard Lem- 
mon, — Ann Stevenson, — George, — William Stevenson, — John 
Southgate, and Isabel Lemmon. 

Sarah Lemmon, dau. of Richard and Sarah Stevenson 
Lemmon, m. Henry Randall, of Philadelphia, and had child., 
viz., Richard, — Annie, — Grace, — Betty, and Matthew Randall. 

Mary Stevenson, dau. of William and Ann Foster 
Stevenson, m. Dr. William Brogden, of Roe Down, Anne 
Arundel Co., Md. 

Sec. 59, G. Dr. William Brogdex, of Roc Down, was 
descended from William Brogden, who came from Leeds, 
England, to Calvert county in 1712, and had one son, William 
Brogden, who was educated in England and ordained a clergy- 
man of the Church of England in 1736. 

Rev. William Brogden was commissioned to preach on 
the 8th Aug. 1785, by " Edmund, by Divine permission 
Bishop of London," and returned to America, and took charge 
of the Parish of All Hallows, Anne Arundel Co. In 1751 he 
was inducted by Lt. Governor Samuel Ogle, Rector of Queen 
Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., and oflBciated in both 
until 1763, when he resigned the latter and continued in the 
former to the day of his death, in Nov. 1774. Soon after his 
return from England he purchased from the original patentee 
the estate called Roe Down, where he resided. It remains to 
this day in the family. He m. 24th Dec. 1740, Elizabeth 
Chapman, and had child., viz., William, b. in 1741, — John 
L. S., — Rebecca,— Samuel, — Richard, — Elizabeth, and Robert 

Major William Brogden, son of Rev. William and 
Elizabeth Chapman Brogden, served with credit in the Revo- 
lutionary army. His commission is dated 1st March 1778. 
He. m. 18th Dec. 1795, Margaret McCulloch, d. 13th Sept. 
1824, and had child., viz., William, b. in 1797, d. 3d July 

BROGDEN — WirivES. 89 

1863,— David McCuUoch, b. in 1802, d. 4Lh May 1875, and 
Mary Brogdcn, d. unra. 

Dr. Wilt.iam Brogdex, son of Major William and Mar- 
garet McCuUoch Brogden, ni. 28tli April 1828, Mary Steven- 
son, dau. of William and Ann Foster Stevenson^ and had 
child., viz., Anna, — William, — James McCuUoch, — Richard, 
— Henry H., — Arthur, — Mary, and Meta Brogden. 

James McCullocii Brogden, son of Dr. William and 
Mary Stevenson Brogden, m. Eleanor Addison Gittings, and 
had child., viz., Mary Stevenson, — James Charles, — William, 
— Rebecca Nicols, — Margaret Smith Gittings, — Arthur, — 
John, and Harry Brogden. 

Arthur Brogden, son of Dr. William and Mary Steven- 
son Brogden, m. Mary Mercer, dau. of Col. John Mercer, of 
Cedar Rock, West River, d. 5th Jan'y 1875, and had child., 
viz., Sophia, and Mary Brogden. 

Mary Brogden, dau. of Dr. William and Mary Stevenson 
Brogden, m. Daniel Murray, son of Dr. James II. Murray, of 
West River, and had child., viz., Meta and Mary Murray. 

Meta Brogden, dau. of Dr. William and Mary Stevenson 
Brogden, m. Thomas W. Brundigo, of Baltimore Co., and had 
a dau. Mary Brundige. 

. David McCullocii Brogden, son of Maj. William and 
Margaret McCuUoch Brogden, m. Margaret Sellman, dau. of 
Gen. Jonathan Sellman, and had child., viz., Priscilla, — SeH- 
inan,-:-Mary, — Elizabeth, — Hellen, who m. John W. Iglehart, 
Jr., of Anne Arundel Co., and James Dick Brogden. 

Priscilla Brogden, dau. of Daniel McCuUoch and Mar- 
garet Sellman Brogden, m. Thomas J. Wilson, and had child., 
viz., Margaret, — Clarence, — Henry, and Priscilla Wilson. 

Sec. 59, H. Major Joseph Wjckes was a gentleman of 
birth, breeding, refinement, and culture. He made his first 
appearance to us "on ye 12th January 1651," o. «., in an ele- 
vated position, upon the Bench of Kent County Court. In 
this honorable position he remained by successive appoint- 
ments, and on the 1st of July 1856, he appeared as the pre- 
siding Judge of the Court. A few years after, when the affairs 
of the Province had been brought to the verge of ruin by the 
Puritans, he was chosen a Burgess to represent Kent County, 
in the Assembly which was begun and held at St. Leonard's, 
on the 27th April 1658. It would be interesting to know how 
he bore himself in that famous Assembly. Of one thing 
we are sure, that his conduct was consistent with his usual 


deportment, for again, on the 25th day of July 1678, he appears 
as the presiding Justice of Kent County Court. 

I find no mention of his holding an office of emolument, but 
he worthily filled positions of great trust and responsibility. 
Independent of the marked ability which distinguished him, 
his chief and noticeable characteristics were constitutional purity 
and dignity of character, amiability of disposition and discern- 
ing generosity. 

One of the Justices of Kent county, by the weight of his 
personal worth, he added lustre to the office, — to that office, 
concerning which, my lord Coke says that, " the whole world 
hath not the like, if it be duly executed." He was one of 
the Worthies of Kent county. 

The year of the arrival of Major Joseph Wickes, on Kent 
Island, is ascertained by the following entry, dated July 13th 
1658, in "Liber A. For Transcribing Old Records,'' Fol. 40 : 

^^ Joseph Tf7cto doth enter a Caveat of Land for 15 Ser- 
vants or Rights, due to him vizt: Joseph Wickes, John 
Meconnichin, William Davies in the year 1650, — John Mor- 
gan, Edward Tarant, in the year 1654, — Anne Gold & a 
Negro, in the year 55, — Mrs. Wickes and her two Children, 
in the year 56, — John Longthorne, Richard Huson and 
Elizabeth Ellis, in the year 57, & Francis & Thoms Brookes, 
in the year 56. These Rights are Entered to be taken up, on 
the Eastern Neck against the Upper part of Kent." 

The above is a very interesting entry. It discloses the fact, 
that Mistress Marie Hartwell was a widow with two children, 
when she married Maj. Wickas;and that Major Joseph Wickes 
was the first slave owner in Kent county, Maryland. We can 
have no doubt that he was an exceptionally kind master to his 
slaves; for his servant Edward Tarant, in his Will, left to 
Major Joseph Wickes one hogshead of tobacco, " for his tender 
care of me in my sickness." 

In connection with a deposition, made by Major Joseph 
Wickes, on the 11th of Oct. 1656, it is stated that he was 
then ^* aged '36 yeare or thereabouts." 

It appears that Major Joseph WicheSy with his family and 
servants, came to Kent county, Maryland, in the year 1650, 
and was then in the 30th year of his age. On the 19th day 
of July 1656, he married Mrs. Marie Hartwell, and, on the 
18th day of August 1656, his, son Joseph, by a previous mar- 
riage, died. 

The earliest descendant of Major Joseph Wickes, of whom I 
have found any record or detailed information, was a grandson : 

WICKE8. 91 

Samuel Wickes, son of Joseph Wickes, signer of the Address 
of Protestants of Kent county, November 1689, who was the 
son of Major Joseph Wickes. 

Samuel Wickes married Frances Wilmer, 13th Jan'y 
1705. He d. in 1732, and in his Will mentions "his loving 
wife Frances," and the following child., viz., Samuel, — Benja- 
min, — Simon (died 1 737), — Joseph, — Lambert, — Martha, — 
Rebecca, and Ann Wickes. Frances Wilmer Wickes died in 
1756. She was the dau. of Simon and Rebecca Wilmer. 

Samuel Wickes, son of Samuel and Frances Wilmer 
Wickes, died in 1767. In his Will, dated 25th Feb'y 1761, 
he mentions his " dear loving wife Mary," and the following 
child., viz., Samuel, — Lambert, — Richard, — Joseph (who died 
1784), — Martha, — Mary and Sarah Wickes, and Francis Dunn. 

Samuel Wickes, son of Samuel and Mary Wicks, m. Ann 
Kennard, and left the following child., viz., William, — Maria, — 
Sally, and Lambert Wickes. 

Col. William Wickes, son of Samuel Wickes and Ann 
Kennard, greatly distinguished himself as a Major in the Battle 
of Caulk's Field, and was afterwards promoted to be Colonel. 

Sec. 59, 1. Battle of Caulk's Field. — Copy of a letter 
from Col. Philip Reed, of the First Regiment of Maryland 
Militia, to Brigadier General Benjamin Chambers: 

Camp at Belle Air, 

3d Sept., 1814. 

Sir — I avail myself of the first moment I have been able to 
seize from incessant labor, to inform you that about half-past 
11 o'clock on the night of the 30th ult. I received information 
that the barges of the enemy, then lying off Waltham's farm, 
were moving in shore. I concluded their object was to land 
and burn the houses, &c., at Waltham's, and made the neces- 
sary arrangements to prevent them, and to be prepared for an 
opportunity, which I had sought for several days, to strike the 
enemy. During our march to the point threatened, it was 
discovered that the blow was aimed at our camp. Orders 
were immediately given to the Quarter Master to remove the 
camp and baggage, and to the troops to countermarch, pass the 
road by the right of our camp, and form on the rising ground 
about three hundred paces to the rear — the right towards 
Caulk's house, and the left retiring on the road, the artillery 
in the centre, supported by the infantry on the right and left. 
I directed Captain Wickes and his second lieutenant. Beck, 
with a part of the rifle company to be formed, so as to cover 


the road by which the enemy marched, and with this section I 
determined to post myself, leaving the line to be formed under 
the direction of Major Wickes and Capt. Chambers. 

The head of the enemy's column soon presented itself, and 
received the fire of our advance party at seventy paces dis- 
tance, and, being pressed by numbers vastly superior, I repaired 
to my post in the line, having ordered the riflemen to return 
and form on the right of the line. The fire now became gene- 
ral along the whole line, and was sustained by our troops with 
the most determined valor. The enemy pressed our front; 
foiled in this, he threw himself upon our left flank, which was 
occupied by Capt. Chambers's company. Here, too, his efforts 
were equally unavailing. His fire had nearly ceased, when I 
was inlbrme<l that in some parts of our line the cartridges were 
entirely expended, nor did any of the boxes contain more than 
a very few rounds, although each man brought about twenty 
into the field. The artillery cartridges were entirely expended. 
Under these circumstances, I ordered the line to fall back to a 
convenient spot, where a part of the line was fortified, when 
the few remaining cartridges were distributed amongst a part 
of the line, which was again brought into the field, where it 
remained for a considerable time, the night preventing a pur- 
suit. The artillery and infantry, for whom there were no car- 
tridges, were ordered to this place. The enemy having made 
every effort in his power, although apprized of our falling 
back, manifested no disposition to follow us u[), but retreated 
about the time our ammunition was exhausted. 

When it is recollected that very few of our officers or men 
had ever heard the whistling of a ball ; that the force of the 
enemy, as the most accurate information enables us to estimate, 
was double ours ; that it was commanded by Sir Peter Parker, 
of the Menelaus, one of the most distinguished officers of the 
British navy, and composed (as their officers admitted in a 
subsequent conversation) of as fine men as could be selected 
from the British service, I feel justified in the assertion that 
the gallantry of the officers and men enr;aged on this occasion 
could not be excelled by any troops. The officers and men 
performed their duty. It is, however, but an act of justice to 
notice those officers who seemed to display more than a com- 
mon degree of gallantry. Major Wickes and Capt. Chambers 
were conspicuous ; Captain Wickes and his Lieutenant Beck, 
of the rifle corps, Lieutenant Eunick and Ensign Shriven, of 
Captain Chambers's company, exerted themselves, as did Cap- 
tain Hynson and his Lieutenant Grant, Captain Ussleton, of 


the brigade artillery, and his Lieutenants Keed and Brown. 
Lieutenant Tilghman, who commanded the guns of the volun- 
teer artillery, iu the absence of Captain Hands, who is in ill 
health and from home, was conspicuous for his gallantry; his 
Ensign Thomas also manifested much firmness. 

I am indebted to Captain Wilson, of the cavalry, who was 
with me, for his exertions, and also to Adjutant Hynson, who 
displayed much zeal and firmness throughout ; to Dr. Blake, 
Dr. Gordon, and to Isaac Spencer, Esq., who were accidentally 
in camp, I am indebted for their assistance in reconnoitering 
the enemy on his advance. 

You will be surprised, sir, when I inform you that in an 
engagement of so long continuance, in an open field, when the 
moon shone brilliantly on the rising ground occupied by our 
troops, while the shade of the neighboring woo<ls, under the 
protection of which the enemy fought, gave us but an indis- 
tinct view of anything but the flash of his guns ; that under 
the disparity of numbers against us, and the advantage of 
regular discipline on the side of the enemy, we had not one 
man killed, and only one sergeant, one corporal and one pri- 
vate wounded, and those slightly. The enemy left one mid- 
shipman and eight men dead on the field, and nine wounded, 
six of whom died in the course of a few hours. Sir Peter 
Parker was amongst the slain ; he was mortally wounded by a 
buck-shot, and died before he reached the barges, to which he 
was conveyed by his men. The enemy's force consisted of 
marines and musqueteei^s, was in part armed with boarding 
pikes, swords and pistols, no doubt intended for our tents, as 
orders had been given by S'r Peter not to fire. Many of these 
arms, with rockets, muskets, &c., have fallen into our hands, 
found by the picket guard under Ensign Shriven (Skirven?), 
which was posted on the battle-ground for the remainder of 
the night. Nothing but the want of ammunition saved the 
enemy from destruction. 

Attached are the names of the wounded ; and as an act of 
justice to those concerned, I inclose you a list of every officer 
and soldier engaged in this affair. Certain information from 
the enemy assures us that his total loss in killed and wounded 
was forty-two or forty-three, including two wounded lieutenants. 

I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant, 


Lieut. Col. Commandant. 

Benjamin Chambers, Brigadier General, 6th Brigade Mary- 
land Militia. 

94 OLD KENT. [Sec. 59, J. 

Names of the Wounded of Capt. Chambers* Company. — John 
Magnor, sergeant, slightly in the thigh; Philip Crane, cor- 
poral, a ball between the tendons and the bone of the thigh, 
near the knee. 

Of Capt. Pagers Company. — John Glanville, a private, in 
the arm. 

Section 59, J. Col. William Wickes m. Milcah Page, 
and had child., viz., William Henry ,^- James Page, — Augusta, 
and Antoinette Wickes. Col. William Wickes m., a 2d time, 
Anne Spencer, dau. of Kichard Spencer and Martha Wickes. 

Lambert Wickes, son of Samuel and Ann Eennard 
Wickes, m. Alethea Ireland, and had child., viz., Emeline L. 
Wickes, who m. David Davis, — and Louisa Maria Wickes, 
who m. Peregrine Wethered, and left child., viz., Lewin and 
Ann Elizabeth Wethered. 

Capt. Lambert Wickes, son of Samuel and Mary Wickes, 
was one of the most gallant officers of the Continental navy. 
On the 10th June 1776 he was ordered to repair with the Con- 
tinental ship, the " Reprisal," to the West Indies for arms and 
ammunition, carrying with him Mr. William Bingham, com- 
mercial agent for the government, at Martinique. Soon after 
leaving the Capes of the Delaware, on the 11th July 1776, he 
captured the English merchant ship "Friendship,'^ of between 
400 and 500 tons burden. Two days after, he captured the 
English schooner " Peter," and before he arrived at his des- 
tination he captured, also, the " Neptune " and the " Duchess 
of Leinstcr." Ou the 21st Sept. 1776, he was directed to con- 
vey Dr. Benjamin Franklin to France, and to perform other 
services, which instruction he faithfully complied with. On 
his way he made prizes of two English brigantines, and 
was the first American naval officer, and commanded the first 
American man-of-war that ever appeared in European waters. 
On the 5th Feb'y 1777, he captured the "Lisbon Packet," 
Capt. Newman, two days out from Falmouth. He also cap- 
tured the ** Polly & Nancy," the "Hibernia," the "Generous 
Friends," the "Swallow," and the "Betty." Subsequently 
Capt. Wickes commanded a squadron, consisting of " Lexing- 
ton," Capt. Henry Johnson; the "Dolphin," Capt. Samuel 
Nicholson, and his flag-ship, the "Reprisal," captured many 
prizes of considerable value, and performed many gallant 

His vessel foundered, 1st Oct. 1777, on the Iknks of New- 
foundland, and all on board perished, except the cook. Capt. 
Lambert Wickes d. unm. 


Sec. 59, L. Martha Wickes, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
Wickes, m. 23d Dec. 1771, Bichard Spencer, who was b. 4th 
Oct. 1734, the son of James Spencer (of the ancient and noble 
House of Spencer, now represented by Earl Spencer, of Eng- 
land) and Ann Benson (aunt of Gen. Perry Benson, of the 
Bevolutionary Army), ana had child., viz., Anne Spencer, b. in 
Aug. 1774,— Lambert Wickes Spencer, b. 11th July 1776,— 
Richard Spencer, b. in July 1779, — Emma Spencer, b. in Sept. 
1781,— Samuel Spencer, b. 16th Aug. 1784,— Samuel and 
Gower Spencer, twins, b. 9th Aug. 1792. 

Anne Spencer, dau. of Richard Spencer and Martha 
Wickes, m. Col. William Wickes. 

Richard Spencer, of Spencer Hall, Kent, son of Richard 
Spencer and Martha Wickes, m. Sophia Gresham, descended 
from the noble family of Sir Thomas Gresham, of London, 
founder of the Royal Exchange and of Gresham College, who 
was knighted by Queen Eliza^th, and had child., viz., Martha 
Sophia, d. young, — Charlotte Anna (who m. James Page 
Wickes, son of Col. William Wickes and Milcah Page, and 
had child., viz., Mary Anna, Charlotte Augusta, who m. T. 
Romie Strong, William Henry, who m. Matilda Ruth, Mary 
Antoinette, Martha Spencer, James Page, Richard Spencer, 
Robert, Samuel De Coursey, and Maria Spencer Wickes), — and 
Maria Louisa Spencer. 

Maria Louisa Spencer, dau. of Richard Spencer and Sophia 
Gresham, of Spencer Hall, m. 28th Nov. 1843, Alexander 
Harris, son of Capt. Thomas Harris, of Rock Hall, and Hen- 
rietta Ringgold, dau. of Maj. William Ringgold, of Eastern 
Neck (see Ringgold), and had child., viz., Alexander, d. 
young, — Anna Maria, m. 23d Nov. 1869, Daniel Chase Chap- 
man, of Baltimore,— Emma, — Spencer, and Allan Alexander 

Lambert Wickes Spencer, son of Richard Spencer and 
Martha Wickes, settled in Talbot County, and m. Anna Spen- 
cer, dau. of Col. Perry Spencer, of Perry Hall, Talbot, and 
had child., viz.. Dr. Samuel Wickes, — Perry, — Lambert, — 
George, — Martha, and Anne Spencer. 

Richard Spencer, who m. Martha Wickes, was the grandson 
of James Spencer, who, when about the age of twenty years, 
came from England, and settled in Talbot county, in 1670, 
and d., leaving a son, James Spencer. 

James Spencer, of Spencer Hall, Talbot county, son of 
James Spencer, m. Ann Benson, and had child., viz., Robert, — 
Richard, — James, and Nicholas Spencer. 


Egbert Spencer, son of James Spencer and Ann Benson, 
ra. Mrs. Lydia Sherwood Ennalls, and had child., viz.. Perry, — 
Samuel, — John, — Henry, killed in the Kevolutionary Army, — 
Jonathan, — Rebecca, — Mary, — Dorothy, and Richard Spencer. 

Col. Perry Spencer, of Perry Hall, Talbot county, son 
of Robert and Lydia Sherwood Spencer, m. twice. His 1st 
wife was Mary Hopkins, and had child., viz., Jonathan, — 
Richard, — Mary, — Dorothy, — Eleanor, and Anne Spencer, 
who m. Lambert Wickes Spencer, son of Richard and Martha 
Wickes Spencer. His 2d wife was Eliza Hayes. 

Col. Spencer d. in 1822. He was a Presidential Elector in 
1801 and 1805, and voted for Thomas Jefferson. 

Jonathan Spencer, son of Col. Perry and Mary Hopkins 
Spencer, m. Miss Robinson, of Talbot, and left child., viz., 
Mary, who m.W. B. Willis, — Elizabeth, who m. John Willis, — 
and Ellen Spencer, who m. Mr. Jewell, of Washington, D. C. 

Hon. Richard Spencer, Member of Congerss, 1829-1831, 
son of Col. Perry and Mary Hopkins Spencer, m. Anna S., 
dai*. of William Baker, of Baltimore, and had child., viz., 
William Baker, d., — Mary Anne, who m. Rev. John Keener, 
Bishop of the M. E. Church, South, — and Emma Spencer. 

Mary Spencer, dau. of Col. Perry and Mary Hopkins 
Spencer, m. John Kennard, and had child., viz., John H., — 
Perry, — Robert, and Elizabeth Spencer. 

Eleanor Spencer, dau. of Col. Perry and Mary Hopkins 
Spencer, b. 4th Sept. 1793, d. 4th March 1838, m. 21st May 
1816, Alexander B. Harrison, and had child., viz., Mary Har- 
rison, b. 4th Oct. 1818, d. 5th Aug. 1820,— Dr. Samuel Alex- 
ander Harrison (who m.2d Sept. 1847, Martha Isabella Denny, 
and had child., viz., Patty Belle, and Mary Spencer Harrison, 
who m. Mr. Noble and has a dau., Katy Bell Noble), — Mary 
Eleanor Harrison (who m. Rev. John Ruth, and had two 
child., viz., Dr. Melancthon Ruth, U. S. N., and Mary Anna 
Ruth), — Emily Harrison (who m. William H. Harrison, son 
of Stephen Harrison and Susanna Spencer, and had a dau., 
who m. William Willis), — and Jonathan Perry Harrison, who 
m., 1st, Caroline Denn}", and had child., viz., Bradford and 
Blaney Spencer. His 2d wife was Elizabeth P. D. Bird, of 
Galveston, Texas. 

Richard Spencer, of Beverley, son of Robert Spencer, m. 
25th Dec. 1787, Eleanor Hopkins, sister of his brother 
Perry's wife, and had child., viz., Robert Spencer, — Rev. 
Joseph Spencer, D. D., of the P. E. Church, who m. Francis 
Mitchell, — Henry Spencer (who m. Anna Matilda Martin, and 
had child., viz., Richard Henry, and Anne, wife of Dr. Mat- 


thews, of Talbot), — Susanna Spencer (who m. Stephen Harri- 
son, and had child., viz., Will H., Eduard, Theodore, Samuel, 
Stephen, Susan, Emily and Eleanor Harrison), — Perry Spen- 
cer, who m. Mary J. Wiseman, — Jeremiah Spencer, — Edward 
Spencer (who m. Grisselda Mummy), — Matthew Spencer, who 
m. Elizabeth Ann Skinner, and left child., viz., Rev. Charles 
S. Spencer, — Matilda, — Selina, and Eliza Spencer. 

Section 69, M. Mary Wickes, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
Wickes, m. Capt. Thomas De Coursey, and had a son, Gerald 
De Coursey. 

Gerald De Coursey, son of Capt. Thomas De Coursey 
and Mary Wickes, m., 9th Jan'y 1816, Sarah Wickes, dau. of 
Samuel Wickes and Ann Kennard, and had child., who lived 
to maturity, viz., Mary, who m. W. J. Gibson, — Thomas 
Wickes, who m. Sarah F. Nichols, and left three child., only 
one of whom, Samuel Gerald De Coursey, is now living, — 
and Samuel Wickes De Coursey. 

Samuel Wickes De Coursey, son of Gerald De Coursey 
and Sarah Wickes, m., 20th Feb'y 1834, Sarah Jane Lafour- 
cade, dau. of P. M. Lafourcade, of Bordeaux, France, and had 
child., viz., Gerald De Coursey, d., — Edward De Coursey, d., — 
Mary Augusta De Coursey, who m., 5th Jan'y 1863, Hugh 
Hamilton, — Juliette De Coursey, who m., 17th Jan'y 1861, 
J. B. Sartori, — Marcelus De Coursey, who m., 12th Nov. 1861, 
Mary Stovcll, — Sarah Jane De Coursey, who m., 26th Dec. 
1872, Dillwyn Parrish, — Emma De Coursey, and Samuel 
Wickes De Coursey, Jr. 

Sec. 69, N. Benjamin Wickes, son of Samuel and Fran- 
ces Wilmer Wickes, m. Susanna Kinggold (dau. of William 
Ringgold, who was the son of James Kinggold and his wife, 
Mary Vaughan, who was the dau. of Capt. Robert Vaughan, 
the Commander of Kent from 1647 to 1652), and had child., 
viz., Joseph, — Samuel, — Benjamin and Martha Wickes. 

Joseph Wickes, son of Benjamin and Susannah Ringgold 
Wickes, m. Miss Dunn, of Poplar Neck, d. 1786. His Will 
is dated 21st Nov. 1783, and its codicil 24th Dec. 1785. In 
them he mentions the following child., viz., Joseph, — Simon, — 
Frances (who m. Peregrine Cooper, and had two child.. Pere- 
grine, and Willamina, who m. William Maxwell, and left two 
child., Frances and James Henry Maxwell), — and Ann 
Wickes, who m. Mr. Brown, and left the following child., 
viz., Joseph, — William, — James, — John, — Thomas,— Rebecca 
and Ann Brown. 

Joseph Wickes, son of Joseph Wickes and Miss Dunn, m. 


Mary Finer. He d. 1822, aged 63 years. Mrs. Mary 
Finer Wickes d. 1823, aged 59 years. They had the follow- 
ing child., viz., Joseph "Wickes, — Thomas Wickes, — Simon 
Alexander Wickes, and Sarah Finer Wickes, who d. 1844. 

Col. Joseph Wickes, son of Joseph and Mary Finer 
Wickes, m. Elizabeth Caroline Chambers, dau. of Gen. Benja- 
min Chambers. He d. 1864, in the 76th year of his age. She 
d. 1872, aged 72 years. Their child, were as follows, viz., 
Mary Elizabeth Wickes, — Benjamin Chambers Wickes, — 
Joseph A. Wickes, — Hester H. Van Bibber Wickes, — Ezekiel 
Chambers Wickes, — Peregrine Lcthbury Wickes, and Sarah 
Augusta Wickes. 

Hon. Joseph A. Wickes, son of Col. Joseph and Eliza- 
belh Caroline Chambers Wickes, is now (28th June 1876), one 
of the Judges of the second Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 
which is composed of the counties of Caroline, Talbot, Queen 
Anne's, Kent and Cecil. 

He m. twice. His 1st wife 13th June 1848, was Anna 
Maria Tilghman, dau. of William Cook Tilghman (see 
Tilghman), and had child., viz.. Chambers Wickes, who m. 
7th May 1875, Elizabeth Houston, dau. of Dr. Benjamin F. 
and Anne Louise Hynson Houston, of Chestertown, — Anna 
Maria Tilghman Wickes, who ra. 10th June 1874, Dr. Wil- 
liam Houston, U. S. N., son of the above-named Dr. Benjamin 
F. Houston, — Hester Van Bibber Wickes, — Stcadman Tilgh- 
man Wickes, and Carrie Barney Wickes. 

He m. 2dly, 29th Nov. 1865, Ann Rebecca Wickes, dau. of 
Capt. Simon Wickes and Mary Freeman, and had child., 
viz., Joseph A. Wickes, d., and Josephine Rebecca Wickes. 

Simon Wickes, son of Joseph and Mrs. Dunn Wickes, m. 
Marj*^ Freeman, d. 1815, and left child., viz., Mary Wickes, — 
Hannah Wickes (who m. Benjamin Houston, who was the 
father of Dr. Benjamin F. Houston, now residing in Chester- 
town, Md.), and Simon Wickes. 

Captain Simon Wickes, son of Simon and Mary Freeman 
Wickes, m. Elizabeth Blake. He d. 1848, and left the follow- 
ing child., viz., Mary Henrietta Wickes, — Simon Wickes, — 
Charles Henry Wickes, — William Nicols Earle Wickes, — 
Isaac Freeman Wickes, — Ann Rebecca Wickes, — Elizabeth 
Wickes, and Thomas Stockton Wickes. 

William Nicols Earle Wickes, son of Capt. Simon and 
Elizabeth Blake Wickes, m. 2d June 1857, Anne Elizabeth 
Wethered, dau. of Peregrine and Ix)uisa Maria Wickes 


Wethered, and had child., viz., Louisa Maria, d., — Wilfiam 
Nicols Earle d., and Lcwin Wethered Wickes. 

Samuel Wickes, son of Benjamin and Susanna Ringgold 
Wickes, had two daus., viz., Martha, and Mary Wickes. 

Benjamin Wickes, son of Benjamin and Susanna Ring- 
gold Wickes, had child., viz., Joseph, — Benjamin, — John, — 
Samuel, and Susannah Wickes. Susannah Wickes m. 23d 
Aug. 1765, William Houston, and left child., viz., Hon. James 
Houston, Judge of the United States District Court for Mary- 
land (who m. Augusta Chambers, dau. of Gen. Benjamin 
Chambers), and Benjamin Houston, who m. Hannah Wickes, 
dau. of Simon Wickes. 

Sec. 59, O. Thomas Hynson was the Clerk in 1652. He 
came to Kent in 1650, and was then about twenty-nine years 
of age. He had four sons, viz., John, — Charles, — Thomas, 
and Henry Hynson, who left many descendants. 

John Hynson, d., was buried at St. Paul's, 10th of May 
1705. His wife's name was Ann Hynson. They had the 
following child., viz., John, — Nathaniel, — Sarah, — Elizabeth 
(who m. Mr. Rodgers), — Jane (who m. Philip Holeager, and 
had one son, Nathaniel Holeagcr), and Mary Hynson, who 
ni. Mr. Glanville. 

Nathaniel Hynson, son of John and Ann Hynson, d. 1721, 
0. «. By his 1st wife Hannah Hynson, he had three child., 
viz., Nathaniel, b. 12th Jan'y 1709, d. 1712,— Mary and 
Hannah. His 1st wife was buried at St. Paul's, 26th Nov. 
1713. He m. again, 6th of Aug. 1714, Mary Kelley. In his 
Will, dated 4th May 1721, he mentions his wife Mary, and 
the following child., viz., Nathaniel, — Hannah, — Martha, and 
Rebecca Hynson. 

Nathaniel Hynson, son of Nathaniel and Mary Kelley, 
m., 29th Oct. 1 735, Mary Smith, and had a son, Nathaniel 
Hynson, b. 24th Oct. 1736. 

Nathaniel Hynson, son (?) of Nathaniel and Mary Smith, 
ni . Mary Richardson, of Wye, Talbot county, and left one 
son, Nathaniel Hynson, who was b. 15th Jan'y 1781. 

Nathaniel Hynson, son of Nathaniel and Mary Richard- 
son Hynson, m. Sophia Ringgold, eldest dau. of Jas. and Ann 
Roberts Ringgold, of Annapolis, Md., and had the following 
child., viz., James Ringgold, — Sophia Ann, — Henry Ringgold, 
— Nathaniel Thornton, — James Ringgold, — Joseph Nicholson, 
— William Scott, — Charles Edward, and John Ringgold 

Nathaniel Thounton Hynson, son of Nathaniel and 

100 OLD KENT. [Sec. 59, p. 

Sophia Ringgold Hynson, m. twice. His Ist wife (m. 6th 
Dec. 1832) was Anna Maria Smyth Willson, eldest dau. of 
Dr. Thomas Willson, of Trurapington, Eastern Neck, Kent 
Co., Md., by whom he had two child., viz., Helen Anna 
Maria, and Henry Thornton Hynson. In Dec. 1836 he ni. 
Anna Maria Medford, dau. of Macall and Anna Maria Parr 
Medford, of Hanover Square, London, Eng., by whom he had 
the following child., viz., Medford, — Anna Sophia, — Adele 
Freeman, — Nathaniel Thornton, — Frances Louisa, — Theodore 
Freeman, — Henry Parr, — Ida, and Percy Ringgold Hynson. 
Nathaniel Thornton Hynson d. 12th May 1876, aged 66 years 
and 6 months. 

Medford Hynson, son of Nathaniel and Anna Maria 
Medford Hynson, m. Fanny Rigby, of Queen Anne's Co., Md. 

John Ringgold Hynson, youngest son of Nathaniel and 
Sophia Ringgold Hynson, was a gallant officer in the U. S. 
Navy, and died during the Mexican war. 

Sec. 59, P. Charles Hynson m., 25th day of March 
1687, Margarett Harris, d., was buried at St. Paul's, 24th 
May 1711. In his Will, dated 10th Jan'y 1703, he mentions 
his "loving wife Margaret," and the following child., viz., 
Thomas, — ^Charles, — Dorcas, — Jane, — and Margaret Hynson. 

Thomas Hynson, son of Charles and Margaret Harris 
Hynson, m., 19th Oct. 1710, Wealthy Ann Tilden, dau. of 
Mariuaduke and Rebecca Wilmer ^ylden. He d. in 1738. 
In his Will, dated 26th of May 1738, he mentions the follow- 
ing child., viz., Charles, — Martha, — Waltham, and Mary 
Hynson. Mary Hynson m. Mr. Jones, and had a son, Thomas 

Charles Hynson, son of Thomas and Wealthy Ann Til- 
den Hynson, m., 30th Nov. 1739, Phoebe Carvill. He d. in 
1782. In his Will, dated 21st of Sept. 1782, he mentions his 
sons, Charles Hynson,— -John Carvill Hynson, and Richard 
Hynson ; grand-daus., Waltham and Martha Rolph, dau. of 
Phoebe Rolph, wife of John Rolph ; grand-dau. Martha Han- 
son, dau. of his dau. Mary Hanson, wife of Hans Hanson, 
grand-dau. of Sarah Hynson ; Waltham Hynson, dau. of John 
Carvill Hynson and Rebecca his wife, his sisters Mary Jones 
and Elizabeth Dunn, wife of James Dunn, his grand-child. 
Charles Hynson, son of his son Charles, and Phoebe Hynson, 
dau. of his son John Carvill Hynson and Rebecca his wife. 

Charles Hynson, son of Charles and Phoebe Carvill Hyn- 
son, m. Sarah Waltham, and had the following child., viz., 
Charles, — John, — Thomas, — Sarah, — Hannah, — Richard, — 
Edward, and Martha Hynson. 


John Carvii.l Hynson, son of Charles and Phoebe Car- 
vill Hynson, d. 1816. In his Will, dated 29th Dec. 1814, he 
mentions his child., viz , John Carvill Hynson, and Phoebe 
Wright, — Mary Worrell, — Wealthy Ann Hardesty, and Re- 
becca Redding, and his five grand-child., viz., Edward 
Wright, — William Carvill Wright, — Ann Rebecca Livesay, — 
Eliza Jane Redding, and Sarah Ann Hynson. He also speaks 
of James Hynson Wright. 

RicuARD Hynson, son of Charles and Phoebe Carvill Hyn- 
son, m. Ararainta Bowers, a sister of Major James Bowers, 
He d. 1801, and had the following child., viz., Thomas Bow- 
ers Hynson, — Amelia Sophia Charlotta Hynson, — Harriet 
Hynson, — Araminta Hynson, and Mary Ann Hynson. 

Thomas Bowers Hynson, son of Richard Hynson and 
Araminta Bowers Hynson, m. Ann Dunn, dan. of Robert 
Dunn, and had the following child., viz., Richard Hynson, — 
Thomas Bowers Hynson, — Mary Elizabeth Hynson, — Anna, 
and Anna Louise Hynson. 

Richard Hynson, son of Thomas Bowers and Ann Dunn 
Hynson, m. Caroline Louisa Marsh, dau. of Elias and I^uisa 
Eccleston, of Philadelphia, and had the following child., viz., 
Augusta Eccleston, — Caroline T^uisa, — Marion, and Richard 
Dunn Hynson. 

Mary Elizabeth Hynson, dau. of Thomas Bowers and 
Ann Dunn Hynson, m. Thomas R. Brown, and had the fol- 
lowing child., viz.. Dr. Thomas R. Brown, — Dr. James Brown,— 
Wm. Brown, and Mary Louisa Brown, who m. Richard Mer- 
ryman, of Baltimore County, Md. 

Anna Hynson, dan. of Thomas Bowei-s and Ann Dunn 
Hynson, m. Samuel W. Spencer, and left two sons, Joseph 
Gordon Sj^encer, and Samuel Wright Spencer. 

Anne Louise Hynson, dau. of Thomas Bowers and Ann 
Dunn Hynson, m. Dr. Benjamin F. Houston. They have the 
following child., viz., Dr. William Houston, U. S. N., who m. 
Anna Tilghman Wickes, — Lucy Houston, who m. George 
Thomas Beal, of Baltimore, Md., and Elizabeth Houston, who 
m. Benjamin Chambers Wickes. 

Amelia Sophia Charlotia Hynson, dau. of Richard 
and Araminta Bowers Hynson, m. her cousin, Thomas Hyn- 
son ("Adjutant Hynson "). They had the following child., 
viz., T. W. Hynson, d., — Chas. H. Hynson, — Thomas William 
Hynson, — George Washington Hynson, — Lavinia Elizabeth 
Hynson Twho m. Samuel GriflGth), — William Hynson, — Har- 
riet Amelia Hynson, and Caroline Willamina Hynson. 

102 OLD KENT. [See. 60. 

TuoMAS William Hynson, sou of Thomas and Amelia 
Sophia Charlotta Hynson, m. Mary Sophia Walker, dau. of 
llev. Thomas Walker and Elizabeth Miller (Rev. Thomas 
Walker was the son of John Walker, of Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and Ann Grieves, a sister of Ijord John Grieves), dau. of 
Kathaniel Miller, of Swan Creek, Kent Co., Md., and have 
the following child., viz., William Thomas Hynson, — Christo- 
pher Columbus Hynson, — Andrew Jackson Hynson, — Vir- 
ginia Walker Hynson (who m. Mr. James Thomas Moody), — 
Franklin Pierce Hynson, and George Washington Hynson. 

Harriet Hynson, dau. of Richard and Araminta Bowers 
Hynson, m. Matthew Tilghman, and left the following child., 
viz., Richard Tilghman, who was lost at sea in the Frigate 
Hornet, — James Bowers Tilghman, now living in Virginia, — 
William M. Tilghman, removed to Arkansas, — Tench Tilgh- 
man, done to death, while defending his castle, by a California 
posse comitatus, — Henrietta Louisa Tilghman, who m. Wil- 
liam B. Everett, — Anna Maria Tilghman, who m. Dr. Benjamin 
F. Houston, — Harriet Tilghman, who m. William B. Tilgh- 
man, of Queen Anne's county, Md., and Catharine Tilghman, 
who m. James L. Davis. 

Araminta Hynson, dau. of Richard and Araminta Bowers, 
m. William Wakeman, son of William B. Wakeman. She m. 
2dly William Crane, and had child., viz., William B. Crane, 
and Thomas R. Crane. 

Mary Ann Hynson, dau. of Richard and Araminta Bow- 
ers Hynson, m. George B. Westcott, and left one child., Har- 
riet Louisa, who m. Thomas Hill, of Baltimore, Md. 

Sec. 60. To all the free subjects of the Commonwealth of 
England dwelling in (lie Province of Maryland our lovinge 
friendes and neighbors. 

WHEREAS by the supreme Authority of the Common- 
wealth of England this Province is reduced to the obedience 
of the sayd Commonwealth, by a special power Committed to 
the Honowrable Richard Bennett Esquire Governor of 
Virginia and Colonell Wm. Claiborne and Capt. Edmund 
Curtis Commaunder of the Ginuey frigate a man of Warre sett 
forth by tlie Commonwealth, for that purpose as is aparantly 
knowne, to all the people of this Province and an engagement 
taken by the sayd people to bee obedient thereunto, WHICH 
power of the sayd Commissioners and Reducemeut of this 
Province thereunto hath been Confirmed by the aforesayd 
supreme Authoritie under theire hand and sealles to the 
sayd .Commissioners of State, and nothinge hath appeared nor 


doth yet appear for the Countermaundiru/e or Altemnge the 
acte of lieducement in this Pkovince either by his High- 
ness the Lord Protector or Parliament of England, yet 
sume persons formerly by instruction from the Lord Baltimore 
undertook to work an alteration in the Government, settled in 
MaryJand by the Authority aforesaid ; which occasioned the 
Commissioners of the Commonwealth of England the second 
time to appear for the setlinge thereof in the obedience of the 
sayd Commonwealth and in special expression to his Highness 
the Lord Protector, by a Commission graunted to Capt. 
Wm. Fuller, Mr. Kitciiard Preston and others in the 
Commissions nominated, for the orderinge, directinge and 
Governinge the people and Affayrs of Maryland, which 
hath Continued in Peace untill this time. 

NOW againe uppon what ground or pretence wee know not 
the sayd power is Contradicted, the Acts of a lawfull and full 
Assembly violated the records taken away by force, the peace 
of the Province disturbed, the Administration of Justice 
obstructed and hindered, the hearts and minds of the people 
distracted and amazeil; yet no power, Commission or graunt 
from his Highness the Lord Protector is showen or published. 

THEREFORE in Obedience to his Highness the Lord 
Protector, who by his Proclamation hath Confirmed the 
magistracy Established by the Parliament and Councel of 
State : untill his Highness shall signific his pleasure to the 
contrary : WEE doe by these presents publish, declare and 
proclaime to all the free subjects of England, Inhabitants 
of the Province of Maryland, THAT they continue in that 
Ingagement which they have taken in that Reducement which 
they gave, owned and Acknowledged by their Representatives 
in a lawfull orderly and full Assembly of the Province, untill 
an express power and Commission from his Highness is pub- 
lished to the Contrary. 

WHICH we doe by this our Acte and declaration publish 
to all for the discharge of our Contience to the Supreme 
Glorious Majesty of Heaven the Lord of Hosts Him- 
self, — the Trust Committed to us, the Honor of his Highness 
the Lord Protector, the peace and wellfare of the Province, 
and the satisfaction of all the free subjects of England that are 
in this Province : SoE GOD help us as wee speake and intend 
Really what wee declare. Will. Fuller 

William Durand 
Leo. Strong 

Liber A. Fol. 98. 

104 OLD KENT. 


Sec. 61. At a Court holden for Kent the 25th day of April 
1655, at the house of Lieutenant Hinson, high sheriff for ye 
Countie. Folio 99. 

Present Capt. Jos. "Wickcs Mr. Tho. Kingg;old 
Mr. Philip Conier Mr. William Eliot 
Mr. Hen. Carlinc. 

Whereas Mr. Nicolas Browne desired of ye Provincial 
Court a Reference to ye Court at Kent, Concerninge an Action 
of slander wherein ye sayd Mr. Browne is defendant, & John 
Deane plaintife: And it hath appeared by three sufficient wit- 
nesses that ye sayd Mr. Nicolas Browne hath slandered ye 
sayd John Deane, in sayinge that he was a Thieffe, & that he 
had stolen Mr. Littleton's plate : 

The Court doth therefore order that ye sayd Mr. Nicolas 
Browne shall in open Court, ask ye sayd Deane forgiveness, 
& shall pay towards ye reparation of ye plaintiff's credit, five 
hundred pounds of tob. and cask, & for a fine five hundred 
pounds of tobacco & cask for publick uses, as ye Court shall 
think fit, and sayd tobacco to bee payd upon all demands with 
Court Charges, and he remain in ye sheriff's hands till he 
performs ye Order. 

John Deane by his Attorney Lieutenant Hinson complains 
against Mr. Nicola^ Broumey in an action of slander against 
his Wiffe, having proved by three witnesses that the slander 
is evident and apparent. 

The Court in Consideration of ye sayd slander hath Ordered 
that ye sayd Mr. Nicolas Browne shall in open Court ask 
forgiveness of ye sd Dcane's wife and acknowledge his Offence 
& shall pay a fine of three hundred pounds of tobacco in Cask 
towards ye reparation of ye plaintiff's credit with Court 
Charges els Execution. 

Whereas Mr. Nicolas Browne hath been cast in Court in 
two actions of defamation, ye one against John Deane & the 
other agst his Wife, both beinge proved by sufficient wittnesses, 
yet notwithstandinge, ye sayd Mr. Browne refuses to obey ye 
sd Order of Court, and desires, an Appeall to ye Provincial 
Court, pretendinge his further testimony, to make his slander 
appear there: Therefore ye Court is pleased to Ansr. his 
desire, and graunt him an Appeall to ye next Provinciall 
Court, provided hee put in sufficient Securitie to ye Sheriffe 


for treble damages^ if hee bee Cast in ye suit; & till hce give 
seeuritie to remain in ye sheriff's hands. Ibid Folio 99. 

Sec. 62. Bee it known unto all men by these presents, 
That whereas ray husband Henry Carline is indebted to 
Mr. Henry Morgan a certaine summo of tobacco, I Rachel 
Carline doe by virtue hereof for securinge of the sd tobacco 
to Mr. Henry Morgan bynd over foure head of cattell, vid. 
one cow, one two yeare ould all marked with a * * * * 
in the left eare and cropt on the Right eare, I do also bind 
over all cure stocke of hoggs marked as aforesayd & all the 
sayd goods for to rest and remaine for seeuritie to the sd Mr. 
Henry Morgan his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and 
Assigns, till such time as the sayd tobacco bee satisfied and 
payd & for confirmation hereof I have hereunto put my 
hand this of June 1655. Liber A. C. P. folio 100. 

Sec. 63. Know all persons by these presents. That I Wil- 
liam Clapham, doe hereby give full power and authoritie, 
unto my well-beloved Friendes, Mr. Henry Carlii^e and Mr. 
William Eliott, to apprehend and take into their custodic 
the bodies of James Boothward, and Marie his wife, John a 
Dutchman, and Elizabeth Ganeere, beinge runaway servants, 
and havinge feloniously taken away tlie particulars within 
specified, firmly ingaginge myselfe, by these presents, to save 
harmlesse & indamnifie the sayd Carline and Eliott or either 
of them in what one or both shall doe, in or concerninge the 

In witness hereof I have set my hand this 28th of June 1655, 

Signed WM. CLAPHAM. 

Test. Thomas Madeslard 

John Carroll. 
Copia vera testis 
Me Clar Com. 
Kent. Tho. Hill. 

Liber A. C. P. Fol. 100. (21) 

Sec. 64. To Mr. Philip (hnier. Commander , and tlie rest of 
the Commissioners of the countie of Kent in MarUand: 

WHEREAS THE COMMONS of the Countie of Kent in 
Marieland by their representatives or Burgesses chosen by 
them to attend the General Assembly, October the 20th 1654, 
did desire that they might retaine their ancient privilidge to 
have a Court of Judicature continued in the sayd Countie, 
And the Assembly by a particular acte in that case provided, 
did determine that they should enjoy that privilidge as for- 

106 OLD KENT. [Sec. 65. 

merly and that the next Provincial Court should Consider of 
the persons nominated & propounded to bee commissioners for 
the said Countie of Kent and receive their engagement to the 
present Government settled in Mariland under bis Highness 
the Lord Protector and for graunt them power in his name 
to act as Commissioners for the Countie of the Isle of Kent, 
And accordinge to the sayd act of Assembly Mr. Philip 
CoNiER Commander of the sayd County and the rest of the 
Commissioners nominated did appeare beefore the ProvinciaU 
Court and there Accepted of a power of Judicature AND 
Protector and Commonwealth as Commissioners for the 
Countie of Kent ; 

These are therefore to declare to all whom it may concerne, 
That the sd power of Judicature soe graunted as aforesayd to 
the sd Philip Conier Commaunder and the rest of the Com- 
missioners of Kent ought and shall continue in force^ accordinge 
to the Act of Assembly notwithstanding any thingc that hath 
happened since by occasion of the late, arisinge, or any other 
cause whatsoever. And the sayd Commaunder & Commissioners 
of the sayd County of Kent are HEAREBY REQUIRED 
in the Name of his Highness the Lord Protector of Eng- 
land to attend to their duty and trust committed to them, to 
the best of their knowledge & abilitie: Whereof they may 
not to faill uppon Their perill, given the 24th of Septem- 
ber 1655. 


To be published by the Sheriffe. 

8th mo 29th This day all whatever hath been written 
Entered on Record in the Court Boocke since the last Court 
houldon Aprill 25th, '55, was published by ye Courts apoint- 

Liber A. C. P. Folio 102. 

Sec. 65. 8th Moneth 1655 At a Court houlden for Kent 
the 29th of October 1655 at the house of Mr. Thomas Hiuson 
high sheriffe for the County. 

James Horner (by his Attorney Mr. Tho. Hinson) hav- 
inge petetioned the Court for 14 dayes work, upon his own 
diet, wrought for Andrew Hanaon^ Valerus Leo & Swan Swan- 
son, in their crope the sd 14 dayes beinge confest by sume of 
the Swedes present in Court & further hath made appear that 
there is due to him out of the Swedes cropp two barrels of 

The Court doth therefore Order that the sd James Homer 


shall bee payd out of the eropp of the foreraentioned three 
Swedes two barrels of Corne and for his 14 days worke 25 
lbs. of tob. a day, to bee payd upon demaund with Court 
Charges els execution. 

(2) Henry Morgan havinge petitioned the Court for 10 
dayes work & diet wrought for Andrew Hanson, Valerus Leo 
<fe Swan Swanaon in their eropp, the sayd 10 dayes bceingc 
madeapeare to the Court to be unsatisfied. 

The Court doth therefore order that the three Swedes before 
mentioned shall pay out of their crops to Mr. Morgan upon 
all demaunds for the 10 dayes work & diet 25 lbs. of tob. a 
day & Court charges els execution. 

This bill byndeth me, Robert Gammer of ye Isle of Kent 
Planter, my Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assigns to 

Eay or Cause to bee payd unto Anthony Calloway his 
eirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns ye full & Just 
sume of twelve hundred and fiftie pounds of good & sound 
merchantable tobacco in leaf with Casks at or upon the tenth 
of November next ensuing the date hereof; And for the better 
performance of ye same I the sd Robert Gammer doe bynd 
over my Crope of tobacco & corne untill ye sd Bill bee satisfied 
as wittnes my hand 16th of July 1655. 

Robert Gamer. 
Witness John Russell 

John Winchester. 

Sec. 66. Moneth 29th 1655 At a Court houlden for Kent 
November 29th 1655 at Mr. Thos. Hinson's High Sheriffe for 
ye Countie. 

Thos. Hinson Complains against Jno. Salter for tobacco, 
which upon Accompt & part by bill & tobacco also due for 
Court Charges. And the sd Jno. Salter doth acknowledge in 
Court that hee is Indebted to the plaintiflf 622 lbs. of tob. 

Sd Court doth therefore order that the sd Salter shall make 
present payment of the sd debt of 622 lbs. of tob. with Court 
Charges els Execution. 

Mb. Henry Morgan hath made his Complaint that for the 
tyme of eight weekes hee harbored in his house, Cherished 
and kept with meat, drink & Attendance in the tyme of his 
sickness Valerus Leo, & was at Charges in funeral Expenses 
and desires satisfaction. 

The Complaint Cleared. — The Court doth therefore 
Order that in full satisfaction for all the aforementioned Charges 

108 OLD KENT. 

present payment shall be made out of the estate of Valerus 
Leo to the sd Mr. Morgan 600 lbs. of tobacco, els execution. 

Anicah Hanson Complains Against the Estate of Vale- 
rus Leo that the sd Leo was Indebted to her husband 
Andrew Hanson 680 lbs. of tob. 

A Deposition. — Mr. Thos. Hinson Sheriffe of the Countie, 
aged -^5 years or thereabouts, sworne, examined and saith, 
That he heard Valerus Leo a little before his death Owne & 
acknowledge that hee Owed to Andrew Hanson 680 lbs. of 
tob. & further saith not. 

Signed Tho. Hynson Sh. 

A Deposition. — Anicah Hanson widow, aged 36 years or 
thereabouts, sworne. Examined & saith that there is due to 
her from the Estate of Valerus Leo 680 lbs. of tob. & that 
shee hath reed no part nor parcell thereof & further saith not. 

Anicah Hanson havinge made her Complaint * * The 
Court doth therefore Order that out of the Estate of the sd 
Leo present payment bee made of the sd 680 lbs. of tob. els 

Whereas Anicah Hanson, Relict of Andrew Hanson, 
deceased, hath petitioned this Court and renownst her husband's 
estate desiring the Court to take order Concerninge the same 
as in discretion it shall think fitte, ffor the ye satisfying of 
Creditors & her Relief : 

The Court doth therefore Order that Mr. Thomas Hynson, 
high sheriffe of the Countie shall take the sd estate into his 
Custodie, and Edeavour to find out everi part & parcell 
thereof & bringe it into an Inventorie or order, to bee brought 
into the Court, that the sayd Estate may be disburst accord- 
inge to lawe & contience. 




The names of alt that shall bee borne, marriea, or buried within the 
* * * shall hs exhibited to the Clarke of everie Court, who shall 
keep a Just Register thereof who shall bee allowed five pounds of tobacco 
as a fee due to him for every such Register made and kept as aforesaid, 

A List of the names according to Acte folloiveth: 





















Richard Blunt. 

John Dmbbs. with 
Nan Eatea. 

Mr. Bradnox's tervant. 




Mr. Nicholas Browne. 

Roger Baxster. 

Mary Croatch. 



Marie Bazster. 



Valerus Leo. 

Anirab Hanson's 
daagbter Barberi. 



Joane Baxster. 


Thomas Hill, Jr., 


Margret Balle. 



ThrkmuR Rnnlinn. 


Henery Clay. 





Edward Tarant. 


Capt. Vanghan's 

oblld Charles. 

Qeorge Crontch. 


Dean's child 


Baxter's daughter 




Picket's daughter 


Andrew Anderson 




Mr. Bradnox servant, 
John Prltchet. 

John Smith's child 















John Winchester's 



Andrew Elenor 

Anica Hanson. 

John Kllse'fl child, 
named John Ellse. 



Mr. Henry Morgan, 
a daughter borne. 

Robert Dunne's child, 
his name, William 



Capt. Jos. Wickes, 


Marie Hartwell. 

Mr. Wickes' child 




Anne Gould, Mr. 
Wickes' servant. 


Thomas Hawkins, of 

Edward Purlin : Scott. 

Note. — All the dates coutained in the above List are set 
down according to the Old Style^ the Julian Calendar. In 

110 OLD KENT. [Sec. 67, A. 

the month of February 1751, o. «., Lord Chesterfield intro- 
duced into the House of Lords a Bill for reforming the 
Calendar and adopting the Gregorian style of reckoning, 
which was used by all Christendom, except Russia, Sweden 
and England. 

By the statute of George II, Chap. XXIII, A. D. 1751, 
it was enacted that the " Supputatiou, according to which the 
year of our Lord b^inneth on the twenty-fifth day of March, 
shall not be made use of from and after the last day of i)6C6m- 
ber one thousand seven hundred and fifty one ; and that the 
first day of Janrmry next following the said last day of 
December shall be reckoned, taken, deemed and accounted to 
be the first day of the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty-two : — and from and after the said first day 
of Jarmary, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two, the 
several days of each month, shall go on and be reckoned and 
numbered in the same order, — ^as they now are, until the 
second day of September in the said year, one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty-two inclusive; and that the natural day 
next immediately following the said second day o( September , 
shall be called, reckoned and accounted to be the fourteenth 
day of September," 1 752. 

The reader will now be able to reduce with ease the dates of 
the Old Style to the new. In the above list, according to a 
puritan enactment, the months are deprived of their timc- 
nonored names and numbered like convicts ; March being 
the first month. 

Sec. 67, A. Andrew Hanson, whose death is recorded 
in the List, was b. in Sweden, in 1618, the son of Col. Hanson, 
of the Swedish Army, and grandson of John Hanson, of 
London, was descended from Roger de Rastrick, who ^va8 
seated at Rastrick, in the Parish of Halifax, York county, 
England, in the year 1251. 

Roger de Rastrick, of Rastrick, left three sons, viz., 
Hugh de Rastrick, of Linlands, — Rev. John de Rastrick, and 
Simon de Rastrick. 

Hugh de Rastrick, of Linlands, and his wife Agnes were 
living in 1257, and had sous, viz., John de Rastrick, and Wil- 
liam de Rastrick. > 

John de Rastrick, son of Hugh de Rastrick and Agnes, 
his wife, left a son, 

John de Rastrick, whose eldest son, 

Henry de Rastrick, left a son, 

John de Rastrick, who in the year 1330, assumed the 


surname of Hanson {a diminutive of Henry's son) and 
signed his name, John Hanson, to a deed in 1337. He m. 
Alice (dau. of Henry de Woodhouse, and granddau. and 
heiress of Alexander de Woodhouse by his wife Beatrice; dau. 
and heiress of Thomas de Toothill), and had a son, John 

John Hanson, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and 
Alice de Woodhouse, m. Cicely de Windebanke, and left a 
son, John Hanson. 

John Hanson, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and 
Cicely de Windebanke, m. Cicely, dau. of John Ravenshaw, 
and lefl a son, John Hanson. 

John Hanson, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and 
Cicely Ravenshaw, m. Catharine, dau. of John Brooke (whose 
wife was a great-grandchild of Thomas Beaumont, of Whitely), 
and left a son, John Hanson. 

John Hanson, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and 
Catharine Brooke, m. Agnes Savile (eldest dau. of John 
Savilc, Esq., of New Hall, by Margery, dau. of John Gled- 
hill), and had sons, viz., John Hanson, of Woodhouse, b. 1517, 
d. 1599,— Edward Hanson, of Nether Hall, b. 1520, d. Dec. 
1601, — Thomas Hanson, of Rastrick, and Arthur Hanson. 

Thomas Hanson, of Rastrick, son of John Hanson and 
Agnes Savile, m. Janet, dau. of John Gledhill, of Little-even, 
in Barkisland, and had sons, viz., Roger Hanson, — Thomas 
Hanson, of Rastrick, — John Hanson, of Ijondon, and Robert 
Hanson, of Rastrick. 

John Hanson, of London, son of Thomas Hanson and 
Janet Gledhill, m. Frances, dau. of John Prichard, and had 
sons, viz., John Hanson, — Thomas Hanson, and Edward 

Hanson An^Q —English. 

Arms : Or, a chevron, countcrcomponcd, argent and azure, 
between three martlets, sable. 

Crest : On a helm, a chopeau, argent, lined argent, a mart- 
let, volant, sable, mantled gules, double argent. 

Motto : Sola virtus invicta. 

N. B. Certified by William Ryley, Norroy King at Arms, 
17th Jan'y 1652. 

John Hanson, of London, son of John Hanson and Fran- 
ces Prichard, while taking a summer tour in Sweden, fell in 
love with and m. a Swedish lady, who was closely connected, 
in friendship, at least, with the Royal Family. He and his 

112 OLD KENT. 

wife d. young, leaving a son, who was reared in familiar inti- 
macy with Gustavus Adolphus, then a youth about the same 
age. At a suitable time he entered the army, served with 
credit, rose to the rank of Colonel, became a trusted oflScer, 
and was always retained near the royal person in action. While 
defending and attempting to shield his King, he fell, slain in 
battle, with Gustavus Adolphus, at Liitzen, 16th Nov. 1632. 
He left four sons, viz., Andrew Hanson, — Randal or Randolph 
Hanson, — William Hanson, and John Hanson, all of whom 
were taken under the immediate protection of the Royal Fam- 
ily of Sweden. In August 1642 Queen Christina placed 
them in the special care of Lieutenant Colonel John ^rintz, 
Governor of New Sweden, with whom they came to the Dela- 
ware, and remained there, on Tinicum Island, until the year 
1653, when they came to Kent Island. 

Col. Hanson, of the Swedish Army, was authorized to 
bear a coat of arms, which was preserved by his eldest son 
and has been retained by his descendants to the present day. 
It was appropriate to a Christian soldier, and tne cause for 
which he died — Religious Liberty. 

The following is a correct definition : 


Hanson Arms — Swedish. 

Arms : Azure, a cross, betoneo cantoned by four fleur-de-lis, 

Crest : A martlett, proper. 
Motto: Sola virtus invicta. 

[See Title Page.'] 

Andrew Hanson, eldest son of Colonel Hanson, settled on 
Kent Island in 1653, and died there in 1655. 

Randolph Hanson (second son of Col. Hanson), or 
Randal Hanson, as he called himself, and Handle^ for short, 
among his comrades, when the military fit was upon him did 
not tarry long on Kent Island. He was a bold, enterprising, 
ambitious and restless man. He went to the seat of Govern- 
ment, at St. Mary's, to carve out his fortune at the point of his 
sword, and was engaged in all the military operations of his day. 

That he was a man of marked distinction, and regarded as 
a *' gentleman of condition," is sufficiently attested by the fact 
that his dau., Barbara Hanson, was the first love and wife of 
Thomas Hatton, gent., of one of the proudest families of Eng- 

HANSON. 113 

land, a grand-nephew of Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord High 
Chancellor of England, the famous courtier, who bewitched 
the Court of Queen Elizabeth with the exquisite grace of his 

I am inclined to think that Randolph Hanson was of so 
restless and aspiring a disposition that he '^ cared for none of 
these things/' though he did not forget that his mother was a 
Swede, and that his father was a gallant soldier, and a loyal 
subject of Gustavus Adolphus ; but Col. Hans Hanson, of 
Kimbolton, did keep up the intercourse with his grandfather's 
family, and it was maintained until the Revolutionary war. 
A magnificent silk dress, inwrought with bullion thread, was 
sent over as a wedding present to the bride of his grandson 
Gustavus Hanson, by the family in England, and a portion 
of it is in the possession of her great-grandson. 

William Hanson, next in age, accompanied his brother 
Randolph to St. Mary's. He returned to Kent, and died in 
in 1684, leaving only his "loving wife Alice." 

Col. John Hanson, the youngest son of Col. Hanson, of 
the Swedish Army, was b. in SwSien, about the year 1630, 
came to New Sweden, on the Delaware, in 1642, removed to 
Maryland in 1653, and, after a short sojourn on Kent Island, 
went to St. Mary's : finally, about, or after, the year 1656, he 
settled in Charles County, and lived there until his death. In 
his Will, dated 12th Dec. 1713, he styles himself "planter of 
Charles County," and mentions seven child., viz., Robert, — 
Benjamin, — Mary (wife of Rev. William Maconchie), — 
Anne, — Sarah, — John, — Samuel, and his grandson Samuel 

Robert Hanson, eldest son of Col. John Hanson, repre- 
sented Charles County in the Legislature of Maryland in the 
sessions of 1719, 20, 28, 32, 34, 39 and 1740. In his Will, 
dated in 1746, and admitted to probate in 1748, he mentions 
his cliild., viz., Samuel, — William, — Dorothy, — Mary, — 
Sarah, — ^Violetta, and Benjamin Hanson. He bcKjueathed to 
his grandson Robert Hanson (the son of his son, Samuel Han- 
son, and his wife, Mary Hanson) a tract of land called " Betty's 
Delight," which, the testator says, was " left me by the Will 
of my father, John Hanson." 

Dorothy Hanson, dau. of Robert Hanson, m. Richard 
Harrison, and had a son, Robert Hanson Harrison, who was 
a very distinguished man. " He was a lawyer of fine talents 
" andf 1^1 acquirements, was Military Secretary, with the 
" rank of Colonel, to Gtenenil Washington during the Revolu- 

1 1 4 OLD KENT. [Sec. 67, B. 

" tionary War, aud, upon the unanimous election of the latter 
" as President, and the organization of the Government under 
" the Constitution of 1787, Colonel Harrison was selected and 
" appointed by him one of the Supreme Court of the United 
" States.''— JEr^rac^ed from a letter of Col. W. H. 8. Taylor to 
Hon. Frederick Stone. 

Mary Hanson, dau. of Robert Hanson, m. John Briscoe 
(see Briscoe). 

Samuel Hanson, son of Col. John Hanson, represented 
Charles Co. in the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions of 
1716 and 1728, was the Commissary of Charles Co. in 1734, 
and Clerk of the same in 1739. His eldest dau. m. Dr. Dan- 
iel Jenifer (see Jenifer). Another dau. m. David Stone (see 
Stone). In his Will, dated 22d Oct. 1740, he mentions, 
then living, his wife Elizabeth, and child.. Judge Walter 
Hanson (of Harwood), — William Hanson, — Samuel Hanson 
(of Greenhill), — John Hanson (of Mulberry Grove), — Eliza- 
beth Hanson (who ra. Benjamin Douglas and had a dau., 
Elizabeth), — Charity Hanson, — Jane Hanson, and Chloe 
Hanson, then a minor. 

Samuel Hanson was buried at Equality, an estate then 
owned by his son-in-law, David Stone, " the inheritor of Payn- 
ton Manor, with Court Leet and Court Baron," a lineal 
descendant and representative of Governor William Stone, and 
the great-grandfather of the Hon. Frederick Stone, of Port 
Tobacco, Md. 

Sec. 67, B. David Stone (son of Thomas, the son of 
John, who was the son of Hon. William Stone, Grovernor of 
Maryland from 1649 to 1654) m. twice. His Ist wife was 
Miss Hanson, the dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson. His 
2d wife was Elizabeth Jenifer, dau. of Dr. Daniel Jenifer and 
his wife, a dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson (see Jenifer). 

He left child., viz., Samuel Stone, — Thomas Stone, who 
signed the Declaration of Independence, — Hon. John Hoskins 
Stone, who was Governor of Maryland, from 1794 to 1797, — 
Judge Michael Jenifer Stone, — Walter Stone, — Frederick 
Stone, and Daniel Stone. 

Samuel Stone, son of David Stone and his Ist wife, m. 
his cousin, Mrs. Ann Hanson Mitchell, widow of Hugh 
Mitchell and his wife, a dau. of Judge Walter Hanson. 

The following letter, dated 30th May 1874 (a portion of 
which is quoted), contains an interesting history of this branch 
of the family : 

" Samuel Stone (son of David), by his wife and cousin. 

STONE. 115 

" the widow of Hugh Mitchell, and dau. of Walter Hanaon, 
" left four child, who grew up, to wit : Walter Hanson Stone, 
"the eldest (named after his grandfather Walter Hanson), 
" — ^David Stone, — Alexander Stone, and Sarah Stone. David 
" and Alexander d. unm., the former in 1840, over 70 years of 
" age (the oldest of the name that I ever heard of, and the only 
" Jeffersonian Democrat of the family)^ and the latter when he 
" was 19 or 20 years of age. Walter Hanson Stone, oldest 
" son of Samuel, m. Rachel Muncaster, the oldest child and 
" dau. of his father's neighbor, James Muncaster, before he 
" was twenty-one years old (a runaway match), and whose pre- 
"sent representative and descendant is James Muncaster 
" Brown, a millionaire, and partner in the great banking 
" firm of * Brown Brothers & Co.,' New York.— He d. 
" on his hereditary place, Paynton Manor, at the early age 
" of 27, leaving two dans., Ann, b. 1788, and Sarah S., b. 
" in 1790. Ann Stone, the oldest, m. in 1805, Captain John 
" Taylor, of St. Mary's CQunty, and d. in 1815, aged only 27, 
" leaving three child., to wit : Walter Hanson Stone, the 
" oldest (named after his grandfather, Walter Hanson Stone), 
" Sarah Ann and John Arthur Taylor, who before the late 
" civil war was a wealthy planter and Physician in Louisiana. 
" All now living and m., but once each, having had families, 
** numbering altogether thirty child., 17 sons and 13 dans. 
'* Sarah S. Stone (second dau. of Walter Hanson) m. Doctor 
" W. Dunnington, in June 1812, and d. May 1830, childless. 
'' Sarah Stone, the only dau. of Samuel Stone, the second 
" husband of the dau. of Walter Hanson, m. John Briscoe, 
"somewhere about the year 1793, and after surviving her 
" husband about 20 years, d., leaving five child., to wit: Sam- 
" uel, — John, — William (m. to his pretty cousin, Elizabeth 
" Mitchell), — Walter Hanson Stone (named after his uncle, 
*'and Janet, the two first having d. many years ago, 
"but the two last, Walter Hanson Stone (m.), and Janet 
" (a maiden), are both still living, now old people over 70 years 
" of age, being grandchild., and the only surviving of them, 
" of the daughter of Walter Hanson, the son of Samuel, the 
" son of John Hanson the ancester before mentioned. * * * 
" The fact is, that for more than one hundred years there was 
" no family so wealthy, prominent and powerful in Charles 
" county, and their relatives and descendants in the State, as 
" the Hansons, hardly excepting the Stones, including the first 
" proprietary Governor, after Leonard Calvert, and descendants 
" with whom the Hansons were nearly allied l)y marriage and 

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'^consanguinity. The ancient records in the Clerk's and 
^' Regieter's offices still show that the principal offices of the 
"county, within that period, Judges of Courts, Clerks of 
" ditto, Registers of Wills, High Sheriffs, Inspectors, &c., were 
"held and filled by members of that remarkable family, 
" besides the State Chancellor, members of Congress, *and 
" Judge of Baltimore City Court before mentioned. 

" From havine been the most, they are now the least nume- 
" rous of the old families still residme in the county. There 
" was a Samuel Hanson, a near neighbor of my father, who 
" was a brave officer of the old Maryland Line of the Revolu- 
" tionary War. He m. Margery McConchie, his relative, and 
" d. leaving an only son, Robert Winder Hanson, who d. in 
" 1853, and left two sons. Earnest, and Alban, now m. and 
" living upon their old farm, a part of Paynton Manor of the 
" Stones. There was another Samuel Hanson (Samuel appear- 
" ing to have been a favorite name in the family) likewise a 
" brave Revolutionary officer of the same old Maryland Line, 
"who left an only son, named Josias H. Hanson, whom 
" as my cousin ' Si,' I knew very well. He lived the 
" last thirty years of his life in Washington and Baltimore, 
" and died in or near the latter city, leaving an only son, 
" whose name I do not now remember, but when I last saw 
" him he was a wounded Confederate soldier, in a hospital in 
" Richmond, Va. I knew two other Hansons of the same 
" family, Thomas H., who m. a dau. of Colonel William Dent 
" Beall, a distinguished Revolutionary officer (Maryland Line), 
"who d. in Fredericksburg, Va., leaving many child., and 
" Isaac Hanson, who was Clerk in one of the Departments all 
" his manhood life, and d. there, an old man, leaving a family. 
" I also knew another family of Hansons, but do not know 
" from what branch they descended or the name of their father. 
" They were William, the oldest, — Francis B., — Chloe Ann, 
" and Jane. Neither of the males ra., both are now d., the 
" younger was an Episcopal clergyman of good talents and 
" very high character, who d. in Baltimore in the early part of 
" the present year. Of the females, Jane, the youngest, m. 
" Joseph Young, and d. many years ago, and Chloe Ann, the 
" oldest, m. Henry A. Stone, and is still living, a fine old 
" lady, 72 or 73 years of age. 

" I wish I knew more than I have here related of this fine 
" and by no means undistinguis^heil race, in which I feel a 
*' personalis well as a public interest, as I am connected with 


" them by blood, and with the Stone family also, as is indica- 
" ted by my name, which I herewith subscribe in full as, 

*' Very truly your friend and relative, 

" Walter Hanson Stone Taylor, 

" Late second Military Auditor of the Confederates States/' 

Judge Michael Jenifer Stone, son of David Stone, and 
his 2d wife, Elizabeth Jenifer, m. his cousin, Mary Hanson 
Briscoe (granddau. of John Briscoe and Mary Hanson, dau. 
of Robert Hanson), and had child, viz., Frederick D., — Wil- 
liam B., — Michael J., — Elizabeth J., and Eleanor Stone. Of 
whom Michael J. and Eleanor (29th May 1876) survive. 

Frederick D. Stone, eldest son of Judge Michael Jenifer 
Stone and Mary Hanson Briscoe, ra. in 1819, Eliza Patton, of 
an ancient Virginia family, who d. in 1820, leaving an only 
son, Frederick Stone. 

HoK. Frederick Stone, only son of Frederick D. Stone 
and Eliza Patton, has been a prominent and leading citizen of 
Charles County for many years. In 1852 he and Samuel 
Tyler, with William Price, were appointed by the Legislature 
oi Maryland, Commissioners to '^ simplify and abridge the 
rules of Pleading, Practice, and Conveyancing" in this State. 
In 1864 he was elected a member of the Maryland Constitu- 
tional Convention, and in the fall of the same year was elected 
to the Legislature. He was elected in 1866 a member of the 
40th Congress, and re-elected in 1868. Again, in 1871 he 
was called upon to represent his native county in the Legisla- 
ture of Maryland. He has been m. twice. He m. 10th of 
June 1852, Maria Louisa Stoucstreet, dau. of Nicholas and 
Ann E. Stonestreet, who d. in Nov. 1867, leaving four child., 
viz., Annie, — Elizabeth, — ElUn (generally called Bessie), — 
Jennie, and Maria Louisa Stone. He m. 2ndly, 15th of June 
1870, Jennie Fergusson, a sister of his 1st wife. 

Annie Stone, eldest dau. of Hon. Frederick Stone and 
Maria Louisa Stonestreet, m. 19th Nov. 1875, her relative 
Henry Gerard Robertson, son of Walter Hanson Robertson 
and Catharine Barnes. 

Sec. 67, C. Judge Walter Hanson, of Harwood, son of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson, was Commissary of Charles 
County in 1740, m. Miss Hoskins, and had child., who sur- 
vived to maturity, viz., Hoskins, — Anne, who married Hugh 
Mitchell, and Elizabeth Hanson, who m. Daniel Jenifer, com- 
monly calle<l "Squire Jenifer," and d. Nov. 1757, aged 25 year^. 

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HosKiKS Hanson, son of Judge Walter Hanson, m. Sarah 
Thompson, and had three ehild^ viz., Richard Thompson 
Hanson (who emigrated about the year 1812 to Georgia, settled 
in Oglethorpe County, m. Eh'za Ray, and had child., viz., 
Darthula, — Philip, — Anne, who m. Major Moss, of the 
Confederate Array, — George, — Richard, — Catharine, and 
Mary Hanson, who m. Doctor Stiles Hopping), — Sarah Han- 
son (who m. Major William Penn, of Charles County, and 
had three sons, viz., Dr. Hanson Penn, — William Hanson 
Penn, and Richard Thompson Penn), — and Catharine Hanson. 

Catharine Hanson, youngest dau. of Hoskins Hanson 
and Sarah Thompson, m. in 1804, Gerard Robertson, d. 15th 
Oct. 1861, and had five child., who lived to maturity, viz., 
Walter Hanson, — Catharine, — John Richard, — Alexander 
Hanson, b. in 1813, and Hoskins Hanson Robertson, b. inl816. 

Walter Hanson Robertson, son of Gerard Robertson 
and Catharine Hanson, m. in 1835, Catharine Barnes, d. in 
1852, leaving six child., viz., Ellen Robertson (who m. in 1859, 
H. Clay Nally, who d. in 1862, leaving her with one dau., 
Ellen Clay Nally), — George Robertson, who d. in the military 
hospital, at Richmond, in 1863, — Jane Robertson (who m. in 
1863, Samuel Hawkins, and had child., viz., Walter, — Harry, 
— Arthur, — Charles, — Catharine, and George Robertson Haw- 
kins), — Mary Robertson, num., — Henry Gerard Robertson 
(who m. 19th Nov. 1875, Annie Stone, eldest dau. of Hon. 
Frederick Stone), and Ann Key Robertson, unm. 

Catharine Robertson, dau. of Gerard and Catharine 
Hanson Robertson, m. 1834, Henry Middleton Brawner, 
Attorney at Law, of Charles County, who d. in 1837, leaving 
two child, viz., John A. Brawner, and Henrietta M. Brawner, 
who m. 10th July, 1861, Lemuel Wilmer, son of Rev. Lem- 
uel Wilmer, and Jane Henrietta Frisby (see Wilmer). 

John A. Brawner, son of Henry Middleton Brawner and 
Catharine Robertson, m., 10th June 1856, Catharine C. Bris- 
coe, and had child., viz., Henry Middleton, — Gerard Briscoe, — 
John A., — ^Verlinda Fowke, — Mary Catharine, — Washington 
and Hugh Brawner. 

John Richard Robertson, son of Gerard Robertson and 
Ca.tharine Hanson, m., in 1835, Margaret Cox, dau. of Col. 
Hugh Cox, who d. in 1839, leaving an only son, Hugh Rob- 
ertson, who d. unm. He m. again, in 1841, Rebecca Cox, 
sister of his 1st wife, who d. in 1847, leaving two sons, viz., 
Samuel, who took the name of Cox, and Henry G. Robertson, 
killed while in the Confederate Army, in 1864. His 3d wife. 


m. in 1849, wx-i Roberta Wallace, of Montgomery County, 
and has child., viz., Harriet, — Edward, and Jeff Davis Rob- 

Doctor Alexander Hanson Robertson, son of Gerard 
Robertson and Catharine Hanson, m., 28th Dec. 1842, Ver- 
linda Stone Fowke, dau. of Gerard Fowke, of Charles Co., 
and had child., viz., Catharine Fowke, — William Augustus, 
who took the name of Fowke, by act of Assembly, 1862^ and 
Alexander Hanson Robertson. Mrs. Verlinda Stone Fowke 
Robertson d. in 1870. 

Alexander Hanson Robertoon, son of Doctor Alexan- 
der Hanson Robertson and Verlinda Stone Fowke, Attorney 
at Law, in. the city of Baltimore, m., 11th Jan. 1876, Estelle 
Fisher, only dau. of the late William Fisher, of Baltimore. 

HosKiNS Hanson Robertson, son of Gerard Robertson 
and Catharine Hanson, m., 1839, Catharine Robertson, who d. 
in 1850, leaving two child., viz., George Hanson, and Eh'za- 
beth Catharine Robertson. He m. again, in 1853, Elizabeth 
Mitchell, dau. of Rev. Richard Henry Barnes Mitchell (see 
Mitchell), who d. in 1859, leaving a dau., Lucy Compton 

Sec 67, D. Anne Hanson, dau. of Judge Walter Hanson, 
m. Hugh Mitchell, a Scotchman, who d. in 1761, leaving one 
son, John Mitchell, and two daus., viz., Jeannette Hanson 
Mitchell, and Catharine Mitchell, a great belle and a very 
beautiful woman, who d. uum. 

Mrs. Anne Hanson Mitchell m., a 2d time, her cousin, 
Samuel Stone, the son and only child of David Stone by his 
wife, the dau. of Samuel Hanson. (See Stone, CoL Taylor^a 

General John Mitchell, only son of Hugh Mitchell 
and Anne Hanson, entered the Revolutionary Army, when a 
mere youth, as Ensign, served through the whole war with 
credit and rose to the rank of Captain. He retained through 
life a fondness for military affairs, and at the time of his death 
was an officer of the militia of his native State, with the rank 
of General. He m. twice. His 1st wife was Lucy Stoddert, 
and had one son, John T. Hcberd S. Mitchell, who had a son 
William, who left a son, William Heberd Mitchell, who m. 
Emily E. Mitchell, dau. of Gen. Walter Hanson Jenifer 

His 2d wife was Catharine Barnes (sister of John Barnes, 
formerly Clerk of Charles County), and had child., viz., Richard 
Henry Barnes Mitchell, — Walter Hanson Jenifer Mitchell, — 

120 OLD KENT. [&C. 67, E. 

Mary Mitchell, who ni. James Brawuer, aud d. young, sine 
prok, — and Elizabeth Mitchell, who m. William D. Briscoe, 
of Charles County, and left three child., only one of whom 
survives, Mary Briscoe Page, wife of H, Clagett Page. 

General John Mitchell d. in 1812, aged 56 years. 

Reverend Richard Henry Barnes Mitchell, of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, was m. twice. His 1st wife was 
Lucinda Compton, and had 8 child., viz., John W. Mitchell, — 
Richard H. Mitchell, of Baltimore,— Rev. Walter A. Mitchell, 
of St. John's Parish, Hagerstown,--- Lucinda Mitchell, who 
m. Richard H. Hebb, of St. Mary's County, — Elizabeth, who 
m. Hoskins Hanson Robertson, and d. in 1859, leaving an 
only dau., Lucy Compton Robertson, — Catharine, d., who m. 
Josiah Dent, of Georgetown,^ D. C, — Mary, who m. John B. 
Bateman, and Violetta Mitchell, now (2d May 1876) residing 
in St. Mary's Co. 

His 2d wife was Susan Binney, and had three child., viz., 
Rev. James A. Mitchell, of Centreville, — Dr. Andrew 
Mitchell, of Wilmington, Delaware, and the Rev. Whitting- 
ham Doane Mitchell, who d. in Florida. 

Rev. Richard Henry Barnes Mitchell was the Rector at 
Elkton, at the time of his death, in 1869. 

General Walter Hanson Jenifer Mitchell, son of 
Gen. John Mitchell and his 2d wife Catharine Barnes, m. Mary 
Fergusson, dau. of Judge John Fergusson, and had child., 
viz., Bettie Fergusson Mitchell, — Mary Matilda Mitchell, who 
m. 18th July 1861, Philip Henry Muschett (see Muschett), 
— Hugh Mitchell, — Robert Fergusson Mitchell, — Emily E. 
Mitchell, who m. William Heberd Mitchell, a grandson of 
Gen. John Mitchell and his 1st wife Lucy Stoddert, — John 
Hanson Mitchell, Attorney-at-Law, Port Tobacco, and Cassie 

Sec. 67, E. Je annette Ha nson Mitchell, dau. of Hugh 
Mitchell and Anne Hanson, m. Doctor Mungo Muschett, a 
Scotchman, and had child., viz., Mary Hanson Muschett, b. 7th 
June 1788,— Wm. Muschett, b. 22d Feb'y 1790,— Henry Alex- 
ander Muschett, b. 5th Nov. 1792, — Anne Hanson Muschett, 
b. 16th May 1794,— Philip Hanson Muschett, b. 25th Dec. 
1796,— Robert Muschett, b. 27th June 1798, John Mitchell 
Muschett, b. 20th Aug. 1799, and Mungo Muschett, b. Ist 
April 1803. 

John Mitchell Muschett, son of Dr. Mungo Muschett 
and Jeannette Hanson Mitchell, m. Jane Alice Barnes, dau. of 
Humphrey Barnes, and had child., viz., Anne Key Muschett, 



who ra. Robert Speake, — Philip Henry Muschett, — George 
Humphrey Muschett, — Jeannette Mitchell Muschett, and Cath- 
arine Robertson Muschett. 

Philip Henry Muschett, son of John Mitchell Muschett 
and Jane Alice Barnes, m. 18th July 1861, Mary Matilda 
Mitchell (dau. of Gen. Walter Hanson Jenifer Mitchell and 
Mary Fergusson), who d. leaving two child., viz., Walter 
Mitchell Muschett, and Mary Matilda Mitchell Muschett. 

George Humphrey Muschett, son of John Mitchell 
Muschett and Jane Alice Barnes, m. Nellie Barnes, dau. of 
Judge Richard Barnes, and had child., viz., Nellie Lee Barnes 
Muschett, — Richard Lee Muschett, and Mary Muschett 

Sec. 67, F. Chloe Hanson, dau. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth Hanson, m. Philip Briscoe, of St. Mary's County, and 
had child., viz., Dr. John Hanson Briscoe,— Samuel Hanson 
Briscoe, who d. unm., — Hanson Briscoe, and Eliza Storcr 

Dr. John Hanson Briscoe, son of Philip Briscoe* and 
Chloe Hanson, was b. near the village of Chaptico, St. Mary's 
County, in 1752. At the age of eight years he was sent to 
Edinburgh, Scotland, to receive a classical and professional 
education. He was graduated at the University of Edinburgh, 
in 1773, and, returning to Chaptico, entered upon the practice 
of his profession. On the 6th day of Jan'y 1776 he was 
elected, by the Convention of Maryland, Major in the Upper 
Battalion of St. Mary's County, Col. Jeremiah Jordan com- 
manding. Soon after, he was commissioned Surgeon in the 
Continental Army, and served as such in the 2d Maryland 
Regiment, Major General William Smallwood's Division, 
from which he and others withdrew, 11th Jan'y 1778, in 
conseouence of some unwise Resolves of the Field Officers of 
that Division. Dr. Briscoe was then assigned to Hospital 
duty. At the close of the Revolutionary War he was in 
charge of the Government Hospitals in the city of Philadel- 
phia. Upon the conclusion of the war, he returned to Chap- 
tico, and d. 26th Sept. 1796, without having received from 
the United States Government any compensation for his ser- 
vices, and which remain unpaid for to this day. He m. 
Elizabeth Attaway Bond, and had child., viz., Thomas Bris- 
coe, who m. his cousin, Eleanor Buchanan, — Philip Briscoe, — 
Dr. John Hanson Briscoe, — Cecilia Briscoe, who m. 1st Mr. 
Clagget, 2dly Mr. Lyles, — Ellen Briscoe, who m. Bernard 
Hooe, of Virginia, and Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe, who m. 
1st John Sothoren, and 2(1 ly Rev. A. M. Jones. * 

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Philip Briscoe, sou of Dr. John Hanson Briscoe and 
Elizabeth Attaway Bond, b. 9th Nov. 1786, was for many 
years an eminent and celebrated teacher, and was twice elected 
the Principal of his Alma Mater, Charlotte Hall, St. Mary^s 
County. He d. 26th of Sept. 1842, leaving a name and 
memory venerated and cherished by the wise and good of 
Lower Maryland. 

He m., 19th July 1817, Maria Thompson, who was b. 8th 
Dec. 1796, and had child., viz., Lucretia Leeds, — William 
Thomas, — Rachel Ann,— Jas. Thompson, — Gustavus Brown, — 
John Hanson, — Edward Tayloe, and Elizabeth Ellen Cecilia 

Lucretia Leeds Briscoe, dau. of Philip and Maria 
Thompson Briscoe, m., in 1840, Henry J. Carroll, and had a 
son, Philip Michael Carroll. 

William Thomas Briscoe, son of Philip and Maria 
Thompson Briscoe, the eminent teacher, and for 20 years Vice 
Principal of Charlotte Hall, m., in Dec. 1847, his cousin, 
Sarah Ann Thompson. 

Rachel Ann Briscoe, dau. of Philip and Maria Thomp- 
son Briscoe, m. Albert Young, and had child., viz., Robert 
Alexander, — Lucy Briscoe, — Evelina,— Susan Maria, — Al- 
bert, and Rachel Young. 

Hon. James Thompson Brjscoe, son of Philip and Maria 
Thompson Briscoe, several times in the Legislature and a 
Senator of Maryland, m. Anna Maria Parran, and had child., 
viz., John Parran, — Philip, — James Thompson, and William 
Christian Briscoe. 

Gustavus Brown Briscoe, son of Philip and Maria 
Thompson Briscoe, m. Elizabeth Sasscer, and had child., viz., 
Henry St. James Linden, and Fannie Briscoe. 

Edward Tayloe Briscoe, son of Philip and Maria 
Thompson Briscoe, a Professor at Charlotte Hall, m., 2l8t 
Oct. 1873, Sallie Ferguson Vaughan, and had a dau., Maria 
Briscoe. Mrs. Sallie Ferguson Vaughan Briscoe is the dau. 
of John Merriwether Vaughan and his wife, Rebecca Poca- 
hontas Ferguson, the dau. of James Boswell Ferguson and 
his wife, Sallie Gay. Sallie Gay was the dau. of William 
Gay, who was a son of Dr. William Gay and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Boiling. Elizabeth Boiling was the dau. of Col. John 
Boiling and Mary Kennon. Col. John Boiling was the only 
son of Jane Rolfe and Col. Robert Boiling, m. in 1675. Jane 
Rolfe was the only child of Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane 
Poyers, of England, and Thomas Rolfe was the only child of 


John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas, called also Matoa, 
who were m. ** about the 1st of April,'' A. D. 1613. 

Elizabeth Ellen Cecilia Briscoe, dau. of Philip and 
Maria Thompson Briscoe, m., 19th Feb'y 1869, Dr. John 
Allen Billingsley, and had child., viz., Philip Briscoe, — 
Marie Alice, — Jennie Reeder, and Wm. Thomas Billingsley. 

Dr. John Hanson Briscoe, son of Dr. John Hanson 
Briscoe and Elizabeth Attaway Bond, served as Captain in Gen. 
Steuart's Regiment during the war of 1812-14, was Judge 
of the Orphans' Court in St. Mary's County, and also in Bal- 
timore City. He was appointed Naval Officer by President 
Pierce, and held that position at the time of his death, in 
1853. He m., 23rd May 1823, Mary Key, and left a dau., 
Sophia Key Briscoe. 

Hanson Briscoe, son of Philip and Chloe Hanson Briscoe, 
m. Miss Jordan, sister of Justinian Jordan, and had child., 
viz., Charles Briscoe, who emigrated to Kentucky, — Elizabeth 
Briscoe, who m. Mr. Shanks, — Mary Briscoe, who m. Mr. 
Cressap, of Cumberland, — Harriet Briscoe, who m. Mr. Pig- 
man, of Cumberland, — Maria Briscoe, who m. Mr. Cressap, of 
Cumberland, — and Nancy Briscoe. 

Eliza Storer Briscoe, dau. of Philip and Chloe Hanson 
Briscoe, m. Barnet Barber, and had child., viz.. Dr. Philip 
Barber, who m. Miss Yates, of Charles County, — Jennet Bar- 
ber, who m. Thomas Marshall, of Prince George's County, — 
Chloe Barber, — Betsey Barber, and Rebecca Barber, who m. 
1st Richard Bond, and 2dly, her cousin William Briscoe, son of 
John and Mary Hanson Briscoe. 

Mary Hanson, dau. of Robert Hanson, m. John Briscoe, 
of Charles County, a brother of Philip Briscoe, of St. Mary's 
County, and had child., viz., John,— Samuel, and Eleanor 

John Briscoe, son of John and Mary Hauson Briscoe, m. 
Jane Llewelyn (Mrs. Dent), and had child., viz., Llewelyn 
Briscoe, — Eleanor Buchanan Briscoe, who m. her cousin 
Thomas Briscoe, — Mary Eden Briscoe, who m. Peter Carnes, — 
Caroline Briscoe, who m. James Shemwell, — William Bris- 
coe, who m. 1st Miss Barber, of St. Mary's County, 2dly Miss 
Harris, of Frederick, — and Charles L. Briscoe, who m. Miss 

Samuel Briscoe, son of John and Mary Hanson Briscoe. 
m. Miss Dent, of Charles County, and had child., viz., Wil- 
liam Briscoe, who m. his cousin, Sarah Stone, a niece of Judge 
Michael Jenifer Stone, — Grace Briscoe, — Nancy Briscoe, who 

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m. John Robertson, of Scotland, — Judah Briscoe, who m. 
William Bayne, of Prince George's Connty, — Mary Hanson 
Briscoe, who m. Judge Michael Jenifer Stone (see Stone), — 
and Eleanor Briscoe. 

Eleanor Briscoe, dau. of John and Mary Hanson Bris- 
coe, m. James Buchanan, of Scotland, and d. sine prole. 

Sec. 67, G. Dr. Daniel Jenifer, m. the eldest dau. of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson, and had child., viz., Daniel 
Jenifer, — Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, who signed the Con- 
stitution of the United States, 28th April 1788, and Eliz- 
abeth Jenifer, who m. David Stone (see Stone). 

Daniel Jenifer, son of Dr. Daniel Jenifer, m. Elizabeth 
Hanson, dau. of Judge Walter Hanson, and had child., viz., 
Dr. Walter Hanson, b. 1751, d. 1785, sine prole, — Daniel of 
St. Thomas, d. unm., and Doctor Daniel Jenifer, b. 1756, d. 
1809. Daniel Jenifer was b. 1727, d. 1795. His wife, Eliza- 
beth Hanson Jenifer, d. Nov. 1757, aged 25 years. 

Doctor Daniel Jenifer, son of Daniel Jenifer and 
Elizabeth Hanson, m. 25th Jan'y 1785, Sarah Craik, dau. of 
Dr. James and Mariamne Craik, and had child., viz., Betty, b. 
1785, d. 1809, unm.,— Elizabeth, b. 1787, d. an infant,— 
Ann, b. 1788 (who m. John B. Norris, and had a dau., and d. 
1814),— Daniel of St. Thomas, b. 1789, d. 1822, sine prole, 
—Daniel, b. 15th April 1791, d. 18th Dec. 1855,— Walter 
Hanson, b. 1792, d. 1832 (who m. Helen Patton, dau. of 
James Patton, and had three daus., m., and settled in Louisiana, 
and Mariamne Jenifer, b. 1797, who m. George Forbes, and d. 
ISIS, sine prole. 

Col, Daniel Jenifer, son of Doctor Daniel Jenifer and 
Sarah Craik, was a member of Congress in 1831-1833, and 
1835-1841, and Minister to Austria, during the administra* 
tion of Harrison and Tyler. He m. Eliza Trippe Camp- 
bell, dau. of John Campbell, of Charles county, and had child., 
viz., John Campbell, b. 1813, d. 1846, sine prole, — Daniel of 
St. Thomas, b. 1814, d. 1843, sine prole, — Ann Ophelia (who 
m. William S. Triplett, of Richmond, Va., and had four 
child.), — Marion Eliza (who m. William S. Barton, of Vir- 
ginia, and had four child.), — Col. Walter Hanson, now of 
Baltimore, lately an officer in the service of the Kliedive of 
Egypt, formerly an officer in the U. S. army, and during the 
late war distinguished in the Confederate States Army, — 
James Craik, b. 1825, m. a dau. of William Tayloe, and d. 
1868, sine prole, — Mariamne (who m. Seth Barton, of Vir- 
ginia, and had two sons), and Daniel Jenifer. 


Daniel Jenifer^ son of Col. Daniel Jenifer and Eliza 
Trippe Campbell, m. Mary E., dau. of Dr. Thos. C. Risteau, 
of Baltimore county, and had child., viz., Ann Courtnay, b. 
1849, d. 1867, — Eliza Trippe, who m. John Hanson Mitchell, 
of Charles county, and has four child., — Mary Risteau, who 
m. Hugh Mitchell, of Charles county, — Thomas Risteau, — 
Marion, — Bcttie, — Daniel, — Walter Hanson, b. in 1861, d. 
1862,— John B. Morris,— Emily Barton, b. in 1864, d. 1867, 
— Courtnay, b. in 1867, d., and Florence Campbell Jenifer. 

It is observed that none but thase named Daniel left male 

Sec. 67, H. Samuel Hanson, of Green Hill, son of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth Hanson, was noted for his patriotism, and 
"it is related of him that he presentccl General Washington 
800 pounds sterling silver to cover tlic bare feet of his soldiers 
with shoes." 

William Hanson, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson, 
was " Examiner General of Maryland,'' sec Genealogical Re- 
cord of the Family of Thomasy compiledfrom papers in possession 
of Dr. J, Hanson Thomas, by Douglas H, Thomas, Balti- 
more, 1875. 

John Hanson, of Mulbijrry Grove, sou of Samuel and 
Elizabeth Hanson, was a very remarkable and distinguished 
man. Of his early life but little is known beyond a few inci- 
dents, which displayed great decision of character and moral 
intrepidity at a time when men's hearts were quaking with 
apprehension. " In the early part of the Revolutionary war, 
some high-toned and decided resolutions were proposed in the 
House of Delegates of which he was a member ; and when 
the question was put there was an awful pause, members hesi- 
tating to stake their heads and fortunes by any hasty or overt 
act : then, at the critical moment, John Hanson rose and said, 
'Mr. President, these resolutions ought to pass, and it is high 
time.' With these words he sat down, and the resolutions 
were passed amidst much patriotic enthusiasm." 

I am permitted to quote the following interesting and care- 
fully written memoir : 

•* John Hanson was born in Charles Co., Maryland in 1715. 
" He represented his native county in the House of Delegates 
" every session, with few exceptions, from 1757 to 1773, when 
" he removed to Frederick Co., which he likewise represented 
*•' till 1781. He bore an active and prominent part in opposi- 
** tion to the arbitrary Acts of Parliament, and as early as 
'* 22d June 1769, he, with others, signed the Non-Importation 

126 OLD KENT. 

" Agreement of Maryland. On the 20th June 1774, he was 
" elected Chairman of a meeting held in Frederick Co., when 
" resolutions were adopted *to stop' all exports from and im- 
" ports to Great Britain and the West Indies, until the Acts 
" of Parliament blockading the Port of Boston were repealed. 

" John Hanson was elected Chairman of the Committee of 
" Observation for Frederick County upon its formation, Sept. 
" 14th, 1775, and continued to hold that position until the 
'* formation of the State Government. He filled positions on 
*' various Committees, including the Committee for Licensing 
** Suits, a Committee authorized by the Convention of the 
" Province, and was also on the Committee of Correspond- 
*' ence, as well as on one for building a Jail (the ' Barracks ') 
^' for prisoners of war, large numbers of whom were constantly 
" delivered at Frederick for safe-keeping. It was during his 
" Chairmanship that Cameron, Smith and Conolly, partici- . 
** pators in the Dunmore-White Eyes conspiracy, were appre- 
*' hended in Frederick County. He was appointed by the 
*' Convention of Maryland to establish a gun-lock factory at 
" Frederick, and was commissioned Treasurer of the County, 
"21st June 1775. 

" He, with Jas. Lloyd Chamberlaine, Benjamin Rumsey and 
" Thomas Contee, were appointed Commissioners by the Con- 
"vention of Maryland, Oct. 9th 1776, 'to appoint officers 
*^ and to encourage the re-enlistment of Maryland Militia and 
*' regular troops, whose terms of service in the Continental 
" army were about expiring.' 

" John Hanson was elected to the Continental Congress and 
" presented his credentials 22d Feb'y 1781, was elected Presi- 
" dent, Nov. 5th following, which position he filled for one 
" year with distinguished credit to himself and to the marked 
" satisfaction of that body, receiving the thanks of Congress 
" Nov. 4th 1782. General Washington, upon his return to 
" Philadelphia, after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, was 
" received by Congress, and welcomed in a congratulatory 
'^ address by President Hanson. John Hanson and Daniel 
" Carroll, under instructions from the Legislature, signed the 
" Articles of Confederation, on the part of the State of Mary- 
** land, March 1st 1781. He was a man of great moral intre- 
" pidity and decision of character, and but few men, even in 
" the exciting times of the Revolution, and prior thereto, 
" enjoyed in a greater degree the confidence of the community, 
" as is fully evinced by the fact that he was elevated by his 
" countrymen to the very highest and most responsible offices, 

HANSON. 127 

^' and was in the service of the State almost without intermis- 
*' sion from 1757 to 1782. 

**Hewa8 a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
*' and was very zealous in its interests. He m. Miss Jane 
** Contee, dau. of Alexander Contee, and was the father of 
" Alexander Contee Hanson, Chancellor of Maryland. 

"He d. Nov. 22d 1783, aged 68, at Oxen Hill, Prince 
" George's county, while on a visit to his nephew, Thomas 
" Hanson." 

The above memoir was delivered at Independence Hall, 
Philadelphia, the 1st of July 187G, by Douglas H. Thomas, 
at the request of the " Committee on the Restoration of 
Independence Hall, Col." Frank M. Etting, chairman." 

Mr. Thomas was a member of the " Centennial State Board 
of Maryland," appointed by the " United States Centennial 
. Commission." 

The Centennial State Board of Maryland consi.ste<l of the 
following : 

Rev. John G. Morris, Col. J. Thomas Scuarff, Col. 
GfiORQE A, Hanson, Douglas H. Thomas, and William 
H. Corner. 

John Hanson, of Mulberry Grove, son of Samuel and 
Elizabeth Hanson, m. Jane Contee, and had child., viz., 
Catharine Contee Hanson, b. 16th Nov. 1744 (who m. Philip 
Alexander, Attorney at Law, the owner of Alexander's Island, 
near Alexandria, Va., and d. sine prole), — Jane Contee Han- 
son, b. 23d Feb'y 1747, d. 17th June 1781,— Alexander Con- 
tee Hanson, b. 22d Oct. 1749, d. in 1806,— Elizabeth Hanson, 
b. 9th Dec. 1751, d. 12th Oct. 1753,— John Hanson, b. 18th 
March 1753, d. 6th March 1760,— Samuel Hanson, b. 25th 
Aug. 1756, who studied medicine with Dr. Philip Thomas, 
and served as surgeon of Gen. Washington's Life Guards, 
and d. 29th June 1781,— Peter Contee Hanson, b. 9th Dec. 
1758, who, at the age of 19 was lieutenant in the 1st Battalion 
of Maryland Infantry, Major Otho H. Williams commanding, 
was mortally wounded while bravely fighting at Fort Wash- 
ington, and d. a few days after, in November 1776, — and 
Grace Hanson, b. 19th Sept. 1762, and d. 10th Aug. 1763. 

" Mbs. Jane Contee Hanson d. 21st Feb'y 1812, in the 
85th year of her age, being 84 in the September preceding.*' 

She was the dau. of Alexander Contee, who, with his uncle, 
John Contee, emigrated to Maryland, and settled in Prince 
Georee's county. Alexander Contee, baptized " ye 22d day of 
April 1693," was the son of Peter and Catharine Contee, who 

128 OLD KENT. 

lived at Barnstable, Devonshire, England. The family came 
originally from Rochelle, France, and, being Protestants, 
emigrated to England during the reign of Louis XIV. 
" Adolphe de Coratee was High SheriflTe of London and 
Middlesex in 1643." 

The motto under his "Arms" in Guild Hall, London, is 
" Pour Dieu et mon Roi." The following is a definition of 
the Contee arms : 

Arms: — Gules and azure, a chevron, ermine between tiiree 
wolves passant, or, 

A relic of the exquisite taste, wealth, refinement and culture 
of the family, viz., a tea service of silver, bearing the family 
arms and the Tower of London Stanip, for the year 1620, is 
now possessed in beautiful preservation by a descendant, Dr. 
John Hanson Thomas, of Baltimore. 

Alexander Contee Hanson, son of John Hanson and 
Jane Contee, was in early life Assistant Private Secretary to 
General Washington. He was one of the first Judges of the 
General Court of Maryland, under the Constitution of 1776. 
In 1789 he was appointed Chancellor of Maryland, and held 
that position until his death, in 180G. At the request of the 
legislature, he compiled the Laws of the State. The volume 
is known as " Hanson's Laws." In 1789 he was appointed 
to digest a Testamentary System for Maryland. He was 
offered the appointment of United States District Judge, by 
General Washington, but declined it. Chancellor Hanson 
was a writer of great force and clearness. A few of his pro- 
ductions are carefully preserved by the Maryland Historical 
Society, under the name of " Hanson Pamphlets." He ni. 
Rebecca Howard, of Annapolis, and had child., viz., Charles 
Wallace Hanson, — Alexander Contee Hanson, and a dau. who 
m. Thomas Pcabody Grosvenor, a distinguished Member of 
Congress from New York, who d. in 1815. She d. in 1817. 

Judge Charles Wallace Hanson, son of Chancellor 
Alexander Contee Hanson and Rebecca Howard, m. Rebecca 
Ridgely, of Hampton, the eldest dau. of Hon. Charles Ridgely, 
who was Governor of Maryland from 1815 to 1818. He d. 
8th Dec. 1853, sine prole. 

Hon. Alexander Contee Hanson, son of Chancellor 
Alexander Contee Hanson and Rebecca Howard, was United 
States Senator 1816-1819. I extract the following from the 
letter before quoted from Col. Taylor to Hon. Frederick Stone : 

" Alexander Contee Hanson was a man of great notoriety 
" and fame in his time. He like all his family and name, 

HANSON. 129 

" with the exception before mentioned, was a staunch and 
" unflinching Federalist of the George Washington and Alex- 
" ander Hamilton school, and was editor and proprietor of the 
" * Federal Republican/ the leading Federal paper in the State 
" if not in the United States. He was also a member of Con- 
" grcss, when no nobody and upstart could be such, was of the 
" indomitable and unconquerable energy, full of talent, and 
" I suppose, as brave a man as any that ever belonged to the 
" race of man, at any time or anywhere. He was mobbed by 
" the Democrats, in Baltimore, just before the war of 1812, 
** and his press and types destroyed, as is in the personal recol- 
'* lection of persons still living. He defended himself and 
" premises with the most reckless and undaunted bravery, and 
" shot dead the first man (a Dr. Gales) of the mob that entered 
" his door, and to this same courage and firmness, alone, he owed 
" his life, when afterwards with a few friends, including the two 
" Revolutionary Generals, Lingan and ^ Light-Horse ' Harry 
" Lee, he surrendered to the Democratic authorities of the 
" city, upon an assurance and promise of protection, was 
" locked up in a jail, and then basely and treacherously aban- 
" doned in the night to the wild fury of the cowardly and 
" vindictive mob that first assailed him. He soon however 
" got safe to the old home of his family, and with his head 
" still bound up and the bloody stains of his recent wounds 
" visible, addressed a large crowd in Port Tobacco, commenc- 
" ing with, * In Charles county now rest the bones of my 
** ancestors/ &c. The excitement in the almost unanimous old 
" Federal county, where his name and family had for so many 
" years played such prominent parts, was almost inconceiv- 
" able, and fifty of the leading men, it was said, armed them- 
** selves as well as they could, and offered, or did actually go 
" on horseback to defend him from a threatened and appre- 
'^ hended attack of the same Baltimore mob at Annapolis. I 
** am not old enough to remember these things, though I think 
" I have a dreamy indistinct recollection of some of them, but 
" I have learned what is here written, mainly, from my father, 
^* who was what was called ^ a ven/ bitter Federalist/ indeed. 
" This same Hanson, whilst in Congress, fought a duel with an 
" officer of the United States Navy (Capt. Charles Gordon), 
*' when, with marvellous coolness and nonchalance, he badly 
" wounded his antagonist, hitting him exactly where he said 
" he would." 

Hon. Alexander Contee Hanson m. Priscilla Dorscy 
and had several child., only one of whom survives, Charles 

130 OLD KENT. [&C. 67, J. 

Grosvenor Hanson, who m. 16th Jan*y 1840, Annie Maria 
Worthington (who was b. 17th Sept 1821, and d. 11th 
March 1873, the dau. of T. H. Worthington, of Baltimore 
county), and had child., viz., Charles Contee, b. 2d Nov. 1840, 
d. 28th May 1857,— Mary Worthington, b. 12th Jan'y 1842, d. 
23d Sept. 1863,— John Worthington, — Prisci 11a, — Charles 
Edward, — Murray, — Samuel Contee, — Grosvenor, — Nannie, 
— Florence Contee, and Alice and Bessie Hanson, twins, who 
d. in in&ncy. 

John Worthington Hanson, son of Charles Grosvenor 
Hanson and Annie Maria Worthington, m. 1st June 1876, 
Alice A. Armistead, dau. of the late Anderson H. Armistead, 
of Baltimore. 

Sec. 67, I. Jane Contee Hanson, dau. of President 
John Hanson and Jane Contee, m. 18th Feb*y 1778, Dr. 
Philip Thomas, and had child., viz., James Thomas, b. in 
August 1774, d. an infant, — Catharine Hanson, b. 15th Oct. 
1775,— Rebecca Bellicum Thomas, b. 8th Feb'y 1777, and 
John Hanson Thomas, b. 16th May 1779. Mrs. Jane Contee 
Hanson Thomas, b. in Feb. 1747, in Charles county, d. 17th of 
June 1781. 

Doctor Philip Thomas was b. near Chcstortown, 11th 
June 1747, and "commenced the practice of Physic and Surgery 
in Fredericktown, 1st Aug. 1769, after studying four years 
under Dr. Thomas Vandyke." He also attended the pro- 
fessional lectures, and the hospital and a bettering house in 
Philadelphia, under Professors Bond, Shippen and Morgan, 
" and, at the same time, Dr. Smith's Tjectures on Natural and 
Experimental Philosophy, and matriculated in the collie." 
See a memoir of his family, by Dr. Philip Thomas, in the 
" Oenealogical Reoord^^^ &c., by Douglas H. Thomas. 

He was a very prominent and active citizen. He was 
Chairman of the Committee of Safety for Frederick County 
during the Revolution, and was one of the Presidential Elec- 
tors wlio voted for General Washington when first made Presi- 
dent. He was the first President of the Medical Society of 
Maryland. He died 25th of April 1815. He was the son of 
James Thomas and Elizabeth Bellicum, of Kent. James 
Thomas was b. in Kent, the son of James Thomas and Eliza- 
beth Hacket, who were m. about the year 1710. The last 
named James Thomas was a native of Wales or West Eng- 
land. Elizabeth Bellicum was a sister of Christopher Belli- 
cum, a prominent Vestryman of Shrewsbury Parish. 

Catharine Hanson Thomas, dau. of Dr. Philip Thomas 


and Jane Contee Hanson^ m. Dr. Ashton Alexander, and had 
child.^ viz., Ashton, — George, who m. Miss Levering, and 
Elisabeth Ashton Alexander. 

Rebecca Bellicum Thomas, dau. of Dr. Philip and Jane 
Contee Hanson, m. Judge Alexander Contee Magriider, and 
had child., viz., Rebecca Thomas Magruder, who m. Major 
Scott, U. S. A., — Jane Magruder, who m. Mr. Byias, — John 
Hanson Thomas Magruder, State Librarian at Annapolis, and 
Philip Magruder. 

Hon, John Hanson Thomas, son of Dr. Philip Thomas 
and Jane Contee Hanson, m. 5th of Oct. 1809, Mary Isham 
Colston, and had child., viz., Philip Hanson, b, 10th Sept. 
1810, d. 11th Nov. 1821,— Rawleigh Colston, b. 12th Aug. 
1812, d. 16th June 1826, and Charles Edward Thomas, b. 
23d of Sept. 1813, whose name was changed by Act of Assembly 
to that of his father, John Hanson Thomas. Hon. John Han- 
son Thomas possessed brilliant talent, and was gifled with 
eloquence of high order. He was Chairman of the Committee 
of Defence in 1812-14. In 1814 he was a leading member 
of the Maryland Legislature. " He was the person selected 
by the Federalists of Maryland, who were in the ascendency, 
to be elected to the United States Senate, but dying before 
the time, Alexander Contee Hanson, his cousin, was elected. 
He d. May 2d 1815, being exactly one week after the death 
of his father, from whom he contracted the same disease 
whilst faithfully attending him during his sickness. They are 
both buried in Frederick." See " Genealogical Record,^' dr., 
by D. H. Thomas. 

Mrs. Mary Isham Coi^ton Thomas was descended 
through a long line of knightly ancestors, from Robert de 
Colston, of Colston Hall, in the County of Lincoln, who was 
living at the time of the Conquest. William Colston, of Bristol , 
England, amassed an immense fortune in the Spanish and 
Levantine trade, and d., leaving child., viz., Edward Colston, 
his heir, the great Philanthrophist, and William Colston, who 
emigrated to America and became the Clerk of Rappahannock 
county, Va., and left a son, William Colston, who had two 
sons, viz., William and Charles Colston. Charles Colston m. 
Susan Traverse, and had child.. Traverse, and Susanna Colston, 
who m. Mr. Eustice, and d. sine prole. 

Traverse Colston, son of Charles and Susan Traverse 
Colston m. twice. His 1st wife was Alice Corbin Griffin, dau. 
of Col. Thomas Griffin, of Richmond county, Va., and had 
child., viz., Charles, who m. Ann Fauntleroy, and Elizabeth 

132 OLD KENT. [Sec. 67, J. 

Griffin Colston, who m. Col. William Peachy. His 2d wife 
was Mrs. Susanna Opie Kenner, and had child., viz., Traverse, 
who d. young, — William (who m. Lucy Carter, dau. of Col. 
Landon Carter, of Sabine Hall, and had child., viz., William, 
— Traverse, — Elizabeth and Susanna), — Rawleigh, and Samuel 
Colston, who was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, and 
d. unm. 

Rawi.eigh Colston, of Honey wood, son of Traverse Colston 
and his 2d wife Susanna Opie Kenner, m. Elizabeth Marshall, a 
sister of Chief Justice John Marshall, the dau. of Col. Thomas 
Marshall and Mary Keith, and had child., viz., Edward (who 
ni. 1st, Jane Marshall, and 3dly Jane Brockenborough, and had 
child., viz., Elizabeth, — Jane, — Mary, — Rawleigh, — William, 
— Lucy, — Judith and Edward), — Susan (who ni. B. Watkins 
Ijeigh, and had child., viz., William, who m. Mary White 
Colston, and Mary Susan, who m. Conway Robinson), Mary 
Isham (who m. John Hanson Thomas), Thomas Marshall 
(who m. Elizabeth Fisher, and had child., viz., Rawleigh, 
— Nancy and Elizabeth), — Rawleigh Traverse (who m. Mrs. 
Kellerman, the widow of the Duke Valmey, one of Napoleon's 
Marshals), — Lucy Ann, and John James Marshall Colston. 

Sec. 67. J. Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall Coi^ton was 
the granddau. of John Marshall, who came from Wales, and 
settled in Westmoreland county, Va., who m. Miss Mark- 
ham, and had 9 child., of whom Col. Thomas Marshall was 
the eldest. 

Col. Thomas Marshall, eldest son of John Marshall, 
m. Mary Keith, dau. of a clergyman, from Scotland, and his 
wife, formerly a Miss Randolph, of James River. Col. 
Thomas Marshall and Mary Keith had 15 child., viz., John 
(the Chief Justice), — Thomas, — James, — William, — Charles, 
— Alexander, — Lewis, — Elizabeth (\vho m. Rawleigh Colston, 
of Honeywood), — Anna Maria, — Judith, — Lucy, — Susan, — 
Charlotte, — Jane, and Nancy, all of whom m. 

Chief Justice John Marshall, eldest son of Col. 
Thomas Marshall and Mary Keith, m. 3d January 1783, 
Mary Willis Ambler, the 2d dau. of Jacquilin Ambler, 
(Treasurer of Virginia, who was the 3d son of Richard 
Ambler, who came from England to Yorktown, and had 
child., viz., Thomas, — Jacquilin Ambler, — Mary, — John), — 
James Keith, and Edward Carrington Marshall, the youngest, 
and now (6th June, 1876) -the only surviving child of the 
great Chief Justice. 

Thomas Marshall, eldest son of Chief Justice John 


Marshall and Mary Willis Ambler, m. in 1810, Margaret 
Wadrop Lewis, and had child., viz., John, — Agnes Harwood, 
— Mary, — Fielding Lewis, — Ann Lewis, — Margaret Lewis, 
and Thomas Marshall. 

Fielding Lewis Marshall, son of Thomas Marshall 
and Margaret Wadrop Lewis, m. 10th April 1843, Rebecca 
Francis Coke, and had child., viz., Richard Coke, — Margaret 
Lewis, — Mary Willing Byrd, — Susan Lewis, — Thomas, — 
Evelyn Byrd, — Fielding Lewis, — Rebecca Francis, — Agnes 
Harwood, and Eleanor Warner Marshall. 

Richard Coke Marshall, eldest son of Fielding Lewis 
and Rebecca Francis Coke, m. 21st Nov. 1865, Mary Catha- 
rine Wilson, a sister of Lieutenant St. Julien Wilson, of the 
Confederate Array, who was slain in battle 31st July 1864, 
and the dau. of Samuel M. Wilson and Mira Rosanna Bar- 
raud, dau. of Dr. Daniel Cary and Mary I^wson Barraud, 
of Norfolk, Va. (sec Barraud), and had chikl., viz., Mira 
St. Julien, — Rebecca Coke, — Susan Lewis, — Samuel Wilson, 
and Kate Marshall, d. 

Dr. John Hanson Thomas, son of John Hanson Thomas 
and Mary Colston, was b. in Frederick, Maryland, and raised 
in Virginia. He came to Baltimore 23d of September 1834, 
and commenced the study of medicine in Dr. Alexander's 
office. He was appointed one of the resident students of the 
Baltimore Infirmary, was graduated in March 1836, and prac- 
ticed medicine a short time. " He has been identified with 
the interests of the city of Baltimore since his removal thereto. 
He was a member of the City Council, State Ivegislature, and 
President of the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank for 35 years, 
besides filling other positions of trust and honor, including 
directorship in Insurance Companies, and President of the 
Academy of Music. 

"During the war 1861-64, when a member of the Legisla- 
ture, he with ten others were arrested on 12th September 1861, 
and confined in various United States forts for six months." 

Dr. John Hanson Thomas, m. 15th of November 1837, 
Annie Campbell Gordon, dau. of Basil and Anna Campbell 
Gordon, of Falmouth, Virginia, and had child., viz., Basil 
Gordon Thomas, — John Hanson Thomas, — Raleigh Colston 
Thomas, — Douglas Hamilton Thomas, — Nannie Gordon 
Thomas, — Mary Randolph Thomas, and John Marshall 

" Mrs. John Hanson Thomas* family on the paternal side, 
Gordon, were from Scotland. 

134 OLD KENT. 

'^The first of whom we have ancestral record is Samuel 
Gordon, who was b. in 1656. He m. Margaret McKinnell; 
they lived at "Stockerton" in the Parish of Kirkcudbright, 
Scotland. He was the first of the name on Stockerton farm, 
where he d. 15th April 1732, aged 76. It is known that he 
was a respectable farmer, and was in some way related to the 
families of Lord Kenmuir and the Gordons of Greenlaw, and 
was visited by both families, especially by Sir Alexander and 
Lady Gordon, of Greenlaw. 

" John Gordon, son of Samuel, m. Miss Grace Newall ; he d. 
August 23d 1738, aged 56 years. 

"Samuel Gordon, the first of Lochdongan, son of John, m. 
Nicholas Brown, dau. of John Brown, of Craigen Gallic, and 
Margaret McClamrock, of Craieen Bay. Mrs. Nicholas Brown 
Gordon was from the Carslutn family ; her grandfather and 
uncle were ministers in the Parish of Kirkinabrook. 

" Samuel Gordon and his wife, Nicholas Brown Gordon, of 
Lochdongan, had a large family, many of whom were born at 
* Stockerton' before their removal to 'Lochdongan.' One 
dau. m. Mr. Herron, of Kegton, and d. leaving one son, John ; 
the other dau. m. John Bell, of Gribdae, and d. June 3d, 1826, 
at the age of 77. Samuel Gordon d. Feb'y 22d 1799 and his 
wife Nov. 18, 1795, aged 71. Their oldest son, John, m. 
Miss Brown, and at his father's death inherited the two *' Loch- 

'^ Three younger sons, Samuel Bazil and Alexander migrated 
to Virginia, where they engaged in mercantile business. Alex- 
ander afterwards returned to Scotland, and d. in the year 
1819. Samuel Gordon m. Susannah Knox, — Bazil Gordon 
m. her sister, Annie Campbell Knox, and had child., viz., 
Douglas Hamilton, — Bazil Brown,r--Annie Campbell, — Susan, 
and others who d. young. 

" The family of Mrs. John Hanson Thomas, on the mater- 
nal side Knox, were from Scotland, the first of whom that 
came to this country were William Knox, Robert and John ; 
their mother's name was Janet Somcrville, father's name not 
remembered. Annie Knox, sister of the immigrants, m. Mr. 
Campbell, and lived and d. in Scotland. 

" John Knox lived a bachelor at * Orchard Fields,' Stafford 
county, Va., where he was murdered by his slaves, whom he 
had promised to set free by his Will, some 160 in number, and 
which not being made at the time of his death they were 
inherited by his brother William. 

KNOX. 135 

"Robert Knox settled in Maryland, where he ra. and had 
child., but all traces of them are lost. 

*^ The Knoxes owned large landed property in Virginia, 
consisting of * Windsor Lodge,' Culpepper county; * Berry 
Hill,* Stafford county; 'Orchard Fields,' Stafford county; 
* Bellraont,' same county, where most of the old members 
of the family are buried ; ' Smith's Mount,' and ' Vancluse ' 
in Westmoreland county. 

"William Knox, of 'Windsor Lodge,' in 1766 m. 
Susannah, only dau. of Thomas Fitzhugh, Sr., of ' Boscobel,* 
Stafford county ; her mother's name was Sarah Stuart, of King 
George county, and a descendant of the Royal Stuarts. 

" William and Susannah Knox had child., viz.. Dr. Thos. 
Fitzhugh, — Susannah Fitzhugh, — Agnes, — Annie Campbell, 
— Jessie, — Sarah Stuart, — Caroline, — William A., and John 
Somerville Knox. 

"Dr. Thomas Fitzhugh Knox m. Mary Reiley, dau. of 
James Reiley, of Winchester, and Miss McBryde, of Delaware; 
they had child., viz., Henry Knox, — Ann Somerville, — Thomas 
Fitzhugh, — William Hcnry^ and James McBryde. 

'* Susannah Knox m. Samuel Gordon of ' Kcnmuir,' and 
d. 10th July 1869, aged 94; they had child.,— William 
Knox, — Samuel, — Alexander, — John, — Bazil, — Welling- 
ton, — Mary, wife of Dr. John H. Wallace, of Fredericksburg, 
— Agnes, wife of C. Hughes Armistead, of Baltimore, and 
Susan, widow of Mr. Ryan, of Baltimore. Agnes Knox m. 
Samuel Gordon, nephew of Samuel and Bazil Gordon, they 
lived at the old place, ^Lochdongan' for some time, but 
afterwards settled near Falmouth, Virginia. They had child., 
John, — Samuel, — William, — Bazil, and Marian, who m. Mr. 
Edmund Taylor, of Caroline county. Bazil was a very cele- 
brated engineer, and built the High Bridge near Farmville, 
Virginia. He was afterwards killed in St. Louis, Mo., by 
two deserters from the United States fort, under the supposi- 
tion that he had money, large sums of which he had been col- 
lecting for several weeks, and which he had sent away the 
night before his death ; the murderers were afterwards hanged." 

** Annie Campbell Knox m. Bazil Gordon, of Falmouth, 
and had child., as already stated. 

"Jessie Knox m. William Edward Voss, and lived in 
Rappahannock county, Virginia. They had child., — William, 
— Robert, — Benjamin Franklin, and Susan, who m. Mr. Rich- 
ard Norris, of Baltimore. 

"Sarah Stuart Knox and Caroline d. unm. William 

136 OLD KENT. 

A. Knox m. Sarah Alexander, and had child., — Agnes Gor- 
don, — William, — Henry, — Mary Eliza, — Jessie, — Bolivar, 
and Annie Bell Knox. Agnes Gordon m. Mr. James T. 
Souttcr, who by right of birth was heir of the Marquisate 
and Earldom of Annandale of Scotland, and, although fre- 
quently pressed by lawyers from Temple Bar to apply for his 
rights, steadfastly refused. 

*'John Somerville Knox m. Elizabeth Sclden and had 
child., — Churchill, — Annie, — John, — Janet, and Robert. 

" Douglas Hamilton Gordon, son of Bazil and Annie Camp- 
bell Gordon, ni. Mary Ellen Clarke, dau. of Colin Clarke, of 
Glouchester, Virginia, and had a dau. Ellen D. Gordon. 

" His 2d wife was Ann Eliza, dau. of J. Hampden Pleasants, 
of Richmond, and have child., now living, Bazil, — Douglas 
Hamilton, — Annie Campbell, — Mary, and Rose Stanly Gordon. 

'* Bazil Brown Grordon, son of Bazil and Annie Campbell 
Gordon, m. Elizabeth Boiling Skipwith, dau. of Henry 
Skipwith, April 24th, 1840, had child., Bazil F., b. 10th 
Feb'y 1841, and Henry Skipwith, b. October 25, 1844. 
Bazil B. Gordon, d. Oct. 9th 1846, and his son Bazil F., 
March 9th, 1866. Henry Skipwith Gordon, m. Mary T. 
Wheeler, of Washington, tfanuary 9th 1866, and have child., 
now living, — Bazil and Henry Skipwith." — See *' Genealogical 
Record" by Douglas H. Thomas. 

John Hanson Thomas, Jr., son of Dr. John Hanson 
Thomas and Annie Campbell Gordon, m. Mary Howard 
Beirne, dau. of Hon. George P. Beirne, of Huntsville, Ala- 

Mrs. Mary Howard Beirne Thomas d. 7th October 1867, 
leaving a son, Howard Beirne Thomas. 

Raleigh Colston Thomas, son of Dr. John Hanson 
Thomas and Annie Campbell Gordon, m. 25th of Nov. 1868, 
Mary McDonald, dau. of William McDonald, of "Guilford," 
Baltimore County, and had child., viz., Mary McDonald 
Thomas, and Raleigh Colston Thomas. 

Douglas Hamilton Thomas, son of Dr. John Hanson 
Thomas and Annie Campbell Gordon, m. 25th of Jan'y 1870, 
Alice Lee Whitridge, dau. of Dr. John and Catharine C. 
Whitridge, and had child., viz., Douglas Hamilton Thomas, 
and John Hanson Thomas. 

Mary Randolph Thomas, dau. of Dr. John Hanson 
Thomas, and Annie Campbell Gordon, m. 21st of April 1870, 
Gen. John Carroll (sometimes called Gen. John N. Carroll), of 
" The Caves,'' a son of John Henry Carroll and Matilda Hoi- 



lingswortb^ and had child., viz., John Nicholas Carroll and 
Charles Carroll. (See Carroll.) 

Sec. 67. K. Among the leading and most prominent citi- 
zens of Maryland during the Revolution, were the three dis- 
tinguished representatives of the antient Carroll Family, viz., 
Charles Carroll, barrister, — Charles Carroll, op Car- 
rollton, and Reverend John Carroll, D. D., who were 
descended from Daniel Carroll and his wife, Dorothy, dau. of 
Kenedy and Margaret O'Bryon, — dau. of More Carroll of 
Ely and O'Neil, whose mother was the dau. of the Earl of 
Argyle in the Highlands of Scotland. 

The origin of this family is veiled in the mists of remote 
antiquity, but enough is known to establish its identity 
through many generations and centuries. 

The first autnentic source and recognized authority of the 
present day we have of the Carroll family is that of Sir 
JSernard Burke, the compiler of the great " English Peerages," 
and by virtue of his oflBce the " Ulster King of Arms," who 

' Kean, third son of Olioll Oluni, King of Muuster in the 
third century, was ancestor of the great house of Carroll. 
His descendant, Cearbhal, gave the name of Carroll to his pos- 
terity. The territory of Ely comprised the present Barony of 
Lower Ormond, County Tipperary, with the Barony of Clon- 
lisk and part of Ballybrit in the King's County, extending to 
the Sleive Bloom mountains on the borders of the Queen's 
County. The Carrol Is, as Princes and Lords of Ely, were 
very powerful from the 12th to the 16th century. 

" A pedigree contained in Keating's History commences 
with Noah, thence through many generations to Feniusa Farsa, 
King of Scythia, and first founder of the Universal Schools 
at the plain of Magh Senair, thence to the Lords of Gothia 
(Dragotha, Lord of Gothia), thence to Milesius, King of 
Spain, thence to Duach Donn Delta Droghadh, monarch of 
Ireland, A. M. 3912, thence to Carroll, from whom this ancient 
family took the name, thence through many generations to 
Daniel Carroll, King of Ely, who founded the famous Abbey 
of Mellifont in the county of Lowth A. D. 1142, the Abbey 
of Newry 1148, and Cnocksingan Abbey 1182 — * he was a 
pious prince, and left a glorious character behind him' — 
thence through many generations to Carroll the fourth, who 
foandcd the fine Convent of Roscrca for the Franciscans or 
Gray Friara A. D. 1490. He m. the dau. of O'Dimpsy, 
Ix)rd of Clanmallia, thence to Carroll the fifth, ' whose daus. 

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were all married to the prime nobility of the nation— one to 
the Lord Muskery, another to the great Earl of Desmond/ &c. 

"The next Carroll m. Sara O'Eryen, dau. of the Earl of 
Thurmond and niece of the Lord Clare. The next Carroll 
m. the Earl of Heath's dau. ; and now lastly comes Daniel 
Carroll, *who m. Dorothy, dau. of Kenedy by Margaret 
O'Bryen, dau. of More Carroll of Ely and O'Neill, who had 
for mother the dau. of the Earl of Argile in the Highlands of 
Scotland.' ' This Daniel Carroll had twenty sons whom he 
presented in one troop of horse, all accoutred in habiliments 
of war, to the Earl of Ormond, together with all his interest 
for the service of King Charles the First. Most of these 
died in foreign service, having followed the hard fate of King 
Charles the Second.' From this Daniel's many sons is pre- 
sumed to have sprung all the different branches of the house 
of Carroll. 

" The next in descent, and eldest son, was Daniel Carroll, 
who had two sons, 1st Charles, and 2d John. 

"Charles the 1st m. Clare Dunn, had two sons, Charles 
and John, and one dau. It was the last Charles who emi- 
grated to America about the beginning of the eighteenth cen- 
tury, and settled at Annapolis, in Maryland — his brother 
John having been lost at sea. 

" Charles Carroll m. Dorothy Blake, and was the father of 
Charles Carroll, afterward barrister-at-law, and of Mary 
Clare Carroll. Dorothy Blake was 'descended from an 
ancient family of that name in Hampshire, in England, and 
of the same family as Admiral Robert Blake,' whose silver 
is now in the Carroll family." 

The Reverend John Carroll was born in Upper Marl- 
borough, Maryland, in 1735, and was educated for the priest- 
hood at the College of St. Onicrs, in France, and at Li^e, in 
Belgium, where he was ordained in 17G9. On the suppres- 
sion of the Jesuits in France, he took refuge in England, and 
was employed by Lord Houston as the tutor of his son. In 
1773, he was a professor at Bruges, but returned to England 
and resided with the family of the Earl of Arundel until the 
eve of the Revolution, when he returned to America to share 
the fortunes of his native State. He settled in Baltimore 
city, where he spent the remainder of his life. His reputa- 
tion for piety, learning, eloquence, and patriotism was so 
widely extended that it was thought he might exercise great 
influence over the Roman Catholic population of Canada, 
and, therefore, in February 1776, at the request of the Con- 


tinental Congress, lie accompanied his cousin Charles Car- 
roll, of Carrollton, Judge Samuel Chase, and Dr. Benjamin 
Franklin to Canada, on a mission from the united colonies, 
to solicit the co-operation of that province. In 1786, he was 
created Vicar-General of the lloraan Catholic Churcli for the 
United States. On the 15th of August 1790, at Lud worth 
Castle, England, he was consecrated Bishop of the See of 
Baltimore. He remained for several years the only Roman 
Catholic Bishop in this country. His diocese embraced the 
whole of the thirteen States and all the territories. On the 
7th of July 1806, he laid the corner-stone of the Cathedral in 
Baltimore. In the year 1803, he was elevated to the dignity 
of Archbishop, and discharged with fidelity his arduous and 
constantly increasing duties until the 3d of December 1815, 
when he died in the eighty-first year of his age. 

Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, the grandson of 
Charles Carroll, the son of Daniel Carroll, of King's County, 
Ireland, was b. 20th Sept. 1737, the son of Charles Carroll 
and Elizabeth Brook. At the age of eight years he was sent 
to France to be educated. He remained six years at the Col- 
lege of English Jesuits, at St. Omers ; one year at a College 
of French Jesuits, at Rheims ; two years at the College of 
Louis Grand ; one year at Bourges, to study civil law, and 
then returned to college at Paris. In 1757 he visited London, 
and commenced the study of law in the Temple. He returned 
to Maryland in 1764, and in June 1768, m. Mary Darnall, 
dau. of Henry Darnall, Jr. She was spoken of ^* as an agree- 
able young lady, endowed with every accomplishment neces- 
sary to render the connubial state happy." He achieved dis- 
tinction among the ablest political writers of that day, and in 
a controversy with Daniel Dulany, he won a reputation for 
wisdom and solidity of reasoning which placed him in the 
front rank of patriots, and decided his career for life. 

In December 1774, he was appointed one of the "Commit- 
tee of Correspondence for this Province," and in the following 
year was elected one of the " Council of Safety." He was 
elected a delegate from Anne Arundel County to the Conven- 
tion which met 7th Dec. 1775, at Annapolis, and adjourned 
18th Jan'y 1776. In Fcb^ 1776, with Dr. Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Judee Samuel Chase, and Dr. John Carroll, he was 
appointed a Commissioner to Canada to endeavor to induce 
the people of that province to cooperate in the struggle for in- 
dependence. When the Commissioners returned from their 
unsuccessful mission. Congress was debating the propriety of 

140 OLD KENT. 

a Declaration of IndepeudeucC; and the situation was critical. 
The deputies from Maryland were bound by their instruc- 
tions given by the Convention 12th Jan'y 1776, as follows: 
" We further instruct you that you do not, without the previ- 
ous knowledge and approbation of the Convention of this 
Province, assent to any proposition to declare these colonies 
independent of Great Britain,'^ and which instructions had 
been unanimously reiterated and confirmed 21st May 1776. 

Judge Chase and Mr. Carroll were much disquieted by the 
emergency ; apprehensive and anxious for the honor of their 
State, they hastened to their posts of duty. 

The Convention of Maryland was in session. With burn- 
ing eloquence, ably seconded by Thomas Johnson, they told 
their story, and pressed upon eager and willing ears the neces- 
sity of withdrawing the instructions. On the 28th of June 
1776, it was unanimously resolved that the deputies from 
Maryland in Congress " be authorized and impowered to con- 
cur with the other united colonies, or a majority of them, in 
declaring the united colonies free and independent states.^' 

On the 4th of July 1776, the following were elected 
deputies to represent Maryland in the Continental Congress : 
Matthew Tilgnman, Thomas Johnson, William Paca, l^imucl 
Chase, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, and 
Robert Alexander. Two days afterwards, 6tli July, Maryland 
solemnly declared her independence. 

Mr. Carroll took his seat in Congress 18th July 1776, and 
on the 2d of Aug. 1776, signed to the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence his name, Chakles Carroll, of Carrollton — 
that being his usual signature, and the name he had been 
known by since his entrance into public life to distinguish 
him from his elder kinsman, Charles Carroll, Barrister. 
He was made a member of the Board of War, and served in 
Congress until 10th Nov. 1776, with marked ability. 

In December 1776 he was chosen a member of the first 
Senate of the State of Maryland ; in 1777 was returned to 
Congress ; in 1781 was re-elected to the Senate of Mary- 
land, and in 1788 was elected United States Senator, in Con- 
gress. In 1791 he was returned to the Senate of Mary- 
land, and again re-elected in 1796. In 1797 he was one of 
the commissioners appointed to settle the boundary line 
between Maryland and Virginia. He continued in the Senate 
of Maryland until 1801, when he retired from political life. 

On the 23d of April 1827, he was elected a member of the 
first Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 


and on riic 4tli of July 1828^ laid the fouudatiou-stouc of that 
railroad. He continued to take a deep and lively interest in 
the progress niid welfare of his native State until his death. 
He died on the 10th of Nov. 1832, in the 96th year of his 
age^ the lobt surviving signer of the Declaration of Indepen- 

Mr. John H. B. Latrobe, in his very interesting and exhaus- 
tive memoir of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, says, "In 
" 1825, one of Mr. Carroll's granddaughters was married to 
^* the Marquis of Wellesley, then Viceroy of Ireland ; and it is 
" a singular circumstance, that one hundred and forty years 
" after the first emigration of her ancestors to America, this 
" lady should become vice-queen of the country from which 
" they fled, at the summit of a system which a more imme- 
" diate ancestor had risked everything to destroy ; or, in the 
" energetic and poetical language of Bishop England, Hhat 
" in the land from which his father's father fled in fear, his 
" daughter's daughter now reigns as Queen.' See Biography 
of the Signers to the Declaration of Independeneey Vol V II, 
p. 259. 

Charles Carroll, the grandfather of Charles Carroll, of 
Carrollton, was at one time a clerk in the ofiice of Lord Powis, 
in the reign of James II, and came to America before the 
accession (1689) of William and Mary. In 1691 he was 
appointed in the place of Col. Henry Darnall, Judge and 
Raster of the Land Oflioe, and also agent and receiver of 
rents for Lord Baltimore. He was a Roman Catholic, but 
in 1718 was expressly exempted from any disqualification on 
account of his religion. He d. previous to the year 1747. 
His son, Charles Carroll, the father of Charles Carroll, of 
Carrollton, was b. in 1702, and d. in 1782. 

Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, left three child., 
viz., Charles Carroll, — Elizabeth Carroll, who m. Richard Caton, 
and was the mother of Lady Wellesley, Duchess of Leeds, and 
Lady Stafford, — and Catharine Carroll, who m. General 
Robert Goodloe Harper. Richard Caton d. 19th Mav 1845, 
aged 82-83. Gen. Goodloe Harper, b. 1765,d. 14th Jan^ 1825. 

Charles Carroll, eldest son of Charles Carroll, of Car- 
rollton, m. in 1799, Harriet Chew, dau. of Hon. Benjamin 
Chew, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and had child., viz., 
Charles Carroll, — Mary Carroll, who m. Richard H. Bayard, 
— Louisa Carroll, who in. Mr. Jackson, — Harriet Carroll, 
who m. Hon. John Ijee, and Elizabeth Carroll who m. Dr. 
Richard Tucker. 


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Charles Cakroll, eldest son of Charles Carroll and 
Harriet Chew, b. in Baltimore, in July 1801, ni. in October 
1825, Mary Diggs Lee (a granddau. of Hon. Thomas Sim 
Lee, Governor of Maryland, in 1792-94), and had child., 
viz., Mary Carroll, — Charles Carroll, — Thomas Lee Carroll, 
who d. young, — Hon. John Lee Carroll, — Louisa Carroll, — 
Oswald Carroll, who d. young, — Albert Henry Carroll, — a 
2d Thomas Lee Carroll, — Robert Goodloe Harper Carroll, 
and Helen Sophia Carroll. 

Mary Carroll, eldest dau. of Charles Carroll and Mary 
Diggs Lee, m. in 1866, Dr. Acosta, and resides in Paris. 

Charles Carroll, son of Charles Carroll and Mary Diggs 
Lee, m. in 1858, Caroline Thompson, of Staunton, Virginia. 

Hon. John Lee Carroll, for many years a distinguished 
member of the Senate of Maryland, and, at present (1876), 
the Governor of the State, son of Charles Carroll and Mary 
Diggs Lee, m. 24th April 1856, Anita Phelps, dau. of Royal 
Phelps, a leading merchant of New York, and had child.,viz., 
Charles Lee Carroll, — Mary Louisa Carroll, — Anita Carroll, — 
Royal Phelps Carroll, — Charles Carroll, — Albert Henry Car- 
roll, — Irene Carroll, — John Lee Carroll, and Helen Carroll. 
Mrs. Anita Phelps Carroll d. 24th March 1873. 

Louisa Carroll, dau. of Charles Carroll and Mary Diggs 
Lee, m. in 1858, George Cavendish Tayloe, of England, a 
grandson of Lord Waterpark, and had two sons and three daua. 

Albert Henry Carroll, son of Charles Carroll and 
Mary Diggs Lee, m. 4th May 1858, Mary Cornelia Read, 
dau. of William George Read and Sophia Catharine Howard, 
a dau. of Col. John Lager Howard (see Howard), and had 
child., viz., Mary Sophia, — Mary Ellinor, and Agnes Carroll. 
Albert Henry Carroll joined the army of the Confederate 
States and was killed in a skirmish, 7th Sept. 1862, near 
Martinsburg, Va. Mrs. Mary Cornelia Carroll m. aeain, 
25th June 1866, Col. James Fenner Lee, and had a dau., 
Mary Cornelia Lee. 

Robert Goodloe Harper Carroll, son of Charles Car- 
roll and Mary Diggs Lee, m. in 1863, Miss Thompson, of 
Virginia, who d. in 1864, and in 1872 he m. Mary D. Lee, of 
Frederick County, and had two sons. 

Helen Carroll, dau. of Charles Carroll and Mary Diggs 
Lee, m. in 1868, J. Oliver O'Donnell, of Baltimore, and had 
one son and two daus. 

Charles Carroll, barrister, was the grandson of Daniel 
Carroll, the son of Daniel and Dorothy Carroll, before mentioned. 


Daniel Carroll, eldest sou of Daniel and Dorothy Car- 
roll, m. and left two sons, viz., Charles and John Carroll. 

John Carroll, second son of the last named Daniel 
Carroll, *' was the father of Sir Daniel O'CarrolI, who at the 
instance of the Duke of Ormond was made a lieutenant colonel 
1st March 1709, and 2d Sept. 1710 was made a colonel of a 
regiment of horse, being also by Queen Anne created a bar- 
onet, was knight of the order of Aragon in Spain, and died 
Lieutenant General of his Majesty's forces 1750 (vide Ijodge 
Peerage, vol. iv)." 

Sir John O'Carroll, son of John Carroll ("John O'Carroll 
of Beaugh, Esqr.''), died 12th Aug. 1723. 

Charles Carroll, eldest son of the last named Daniel 
Carroll, m. Clare Dunn, who was the dau. of the great O'Con- 
nor Dun (or Don), her mother being Jane Bermingham, dau. 
of Edward FitzEichard, the 17th Ijord Athenir (vide Lodge 
Peerage, John Carroll of Baugh). The above Charles' brother 
m. Margaret, dau. of Ocrean of Sligo, her mother being Mar- 
garet ircrmingham, dau. of Edward FitzEichard, the 17th 
Lord Athenry (vide Lodge Peerage), 

Charles Carroll and Clare Dunn had child., viz.. Dr. Charles 
Carroll, and John Carroll, who was lost at sea, and a dau., 
Dorothy Carroll. 

Dr. Charles Carroll, eldest son of Charles Carroll and 
Clare Dunn, was the first one of his branch of the family that 
settled in America. He was the eldest of the elder branch of 
the great house of Carroll, known as of Ely O'Carroll, as is 
shown by his armorial bearings of gold. lie accumulate an 
immense landed estate, among the largest, perhaps the very 
largest, in the Province of Maryland, consisting of large 
tracts of land on the Eastern Shore, — in Frederick County, — 
in Anne Arundel County, — and in and near the City of Bal- 
timore, including "Carroll's Island," — "Mount Clare" (the 
property of James Carroll), — " The Plains," near Annapolis, — 
"Clare Mont" (the residence of Hon. Carroll Spence, late 
Minister to Turkey), — and " The Caves," the present residence 
of General John Carroll. Dr. Charles Carroll was active and 
prominent in the public affairs of the State, and in the session 
of 1738 was the representative of the City of Annapolis in 
the Legislature of Maryland. In religion he was a Protest- 
ant, which is fully disclosed in some of his letters still extant. 

Dr. Charles Carroll m. Dorothy Blake, dau. of Henry 
Blake (of an ancient family in Hampshire, England), and his 
wife Henrietta Lloyd, dau. of Philemon Lloyd and Henrietta 


144 OLD KE>^T. 

Maria Neale (sec Lloyd), and had child., viz., Charles Car- 
roll, barrister, b. Sunday, 22d March 1723, d. 23d March 
1783,— Mary Clare Carroll, b. Saturday, 13th May 1727, and 
John Henry Carroll, who d. sine prok. 

In the year 1748 the following interesting and suggestive 
correspondence took place between Dr. Charles Carroll and 
his first cousin. Sir Daniel O'Carroll, previously mentioned : 

"London, May 1st, 1748. 

**SiR: Since cousin Jno. Carroll, your brother, went to 
" see you, I have not heard a word of him or of any of the family. 
" It would be a great pleasure to me to know of the happiness 
" not only of the sons of so near a relation as cousin Charles, 
" your father, but of a still nearer, if possible, of cousin Clare 
" Dun, your mother, and could I be of any service, either here 
" or elsewhere, to any of your family, I should embrace with 
" pleasure every opportunity. 

" I received some time ago a letter from Ireland, from my 
" brother. Major Carroll ; in it he acquaints me that his two sons, 
" Bomy and Jamed, both young and well-bred to accounts and 
" book-keeping, have lately gone to St. Christophers to settle 
" either there or in Maryland, recommended to you and friends 
" by your near relation, that worthy nobleman. Lord Athenry. 
" I am yet ignorant where they settle, that I may when known 
" take proper measures to obtain all needful recommendations 
" to the military for protection, and from such merchants here 
" as you may judge necessary for such business as they are 
" capable of. My most kind love to all your good family and 
" to my nephews if there, and please to believe me to be, dear 
" cousin, your most loving kinsman and humble servant, 

" Daniel O'Carroll. 

** P. S. — All letters directed to me at St. James Coffee 
" House will come safe. We have surely a peace, and a suspen- 
" sion of hostilities was expected in a few days.'' 

To the above the following reply was sent : 

** Annapolis, in Maryland, 1 
" September 9th, 1748. J 

"Sir : — This day I received the favor of yours dated Lon- 
** don, the 1st of May last, and embrace the first opportunity 
" of acknowledging the same with an assurance of pleasure I 
" have in hearing the health of a gentleman of my name, and 
" so nearly related in family, tho' by the destinies and revoln- 


tions of time and States, separated from our native soil, 
where our predecessors time immemorial inherited both 
ample estates and honors. Nothing more contributes (next 
to christian patience) to alleviate my concern for such mis- 
fortunes than the consideration that the Macedonian and 
Roman Empires are no more, that the Grecian States, with 
many more within the compass of Europe, have been over- 
turned. I therefore comfort myself and endeavor to be 
satisfied in this wild part of the globe. I have not had the 

}>lcasure of seeing either of your nephews, or hearing of or 
rom them, and I cannot say but I am glad they have chosen 
to fix at St. Christophers rather than here, by reason I think 
that, or other West India islands, are the most probable 
places for young gentlemen to get into business and make 
something of a fortune. I assure you if I were young and 
had not the charge of a family and an interest which I can- 
not get rid of, I would not stay here. My brother John 
some years ago had resolved to go to the West Indies, Span- 
ish Islands and Main, and in his passage with other gentle- 
men from Barbadoes to Antigua, the vessel and all were lost, 
which leaves me the only son of the family you mention. 
But by this I do not expect to inherit Clonlisk, Ballibritt 
Leap, Castle Town, or any other part, or a foot in Ely 
O'Carroll. Transplantations, sequestrations, acts of settle- 
ments, infamous informations for loyalty and other evils 
forbid. It will be a singular pleasure to me at all times to 
hear from you and of your health and happiness and that 
of all your family, to which I sincerely wish the same. 
Any letters directed for me here and left under cover for 
Messrs. John Philpot & Co., merchants, in London, at the 
Virginia and Maryland Coffee House, near the Exchange, 
will come safe. If I hear anything of your nephews shall 
not fail to acquaint you. I am with great esteem and respect 
your affectionate kinsman and most humble servant," 

"Charles Carroll." 

Charles Carroll, barrister, son of Dr. Charles Carroll 
and Dorothy Blake, was b. 22d March 1723. At a tender age 
his father sailed with him, intending to place him at school in 
England, but by stress of weather they were driven to Portu- 
gal. Dr. Carroll was so much pleased with Lisbon that he 
placed him at college there, under the immediate tuition of the 
Rev. Edward Jones, at the English House, on Bairo Alto, 
West Lisbon. When about 16 years of age*he was removed 

146 OLD KENT. 

to the celebrated school of Eton, in England. The corres- 
pondence between him and his father is still extant, and is 
creditable to the heads and hearts of both. It displays on the 
parent's part an unceasing watchfulness and tender solicitude 
for the comfort and welfare of the child, only equalled by his 
confidence in the manliness and integrity of his son. In one 
letter the dutiful behavior of Charles to his deceased mother 
is thankfully and touchingly dwelt upon. 

While at Eton, he received a letter from his father, dated 
21st July 1739, which contains the following: 

" In point of religion be not too much attached to any opin- 
" ions, grown up w4th you. Examine well that of those, you 
" converse with, whose you find good, and lives moral and 
" virtuous. Bigotry and superstition in religion is a grand 
" error. The Church of England as by Law established is 
" worthy of your consideration. Therein consult with the 
" virtuous, sober and learned." 

In 1740 Charles Carroll made known to his father that his 
desire was to devote himself to the legal profession. In this 
choice his father concurred and directed that he enter the 
University of Cambridge, at the same College Daniel Dulany 
was entered. While at Cambridge, he received a letter from 
his father, dated 4th Oct. 1742, which contains the following : 
" This money I hope you will lay out in necessaries for your 
person or endowment of your mind, and not spend in wine or 
riot. Remark that women and wine are the bane of youth ! 
Pray take opportunities to improve in your dancing. Some 
of this money may be applied that way. A genteel carriage 
in person and behaviour is becoming. Make good choice of 
your company, avoid such as are profane or extravagant/' 
With a mind thoroughly educated and trained, he commenced 
the study of law, in the Middle Temple, Garden Court, 
Library Staircase, No. 2. At this period his father remitted 
to him an allowance of three hundred pounds sterling, per 
annum, a large sum at that time. 

He returned to Maryland in 1746 and took charge, in a great 
measure, of his father's large landed estate, and commenced 
the practice of his profession. One of his favorite resorts for 
relaxation, amid the cares of professional life and public em- 
ployments, was " The Caves," a beautiful valley containing 
three thousand acres of land. This estate he improved and 
made it a charming place of residence. It remains, to-day, in 
the family, and with its broad acres undiminished and intact^ 
it is not only one of the oldest ancestral homes, but is also 


one of the largest and most valuable estates in the State of 
Maryland. It is now the elegant residence of General John 
Carroll, its present hereditary owner. Being thoroughly con- 
versant with aflFairs at home and abroad, he was early called 
into public life, and became one of the most trusted guides 
and leaders of the people before and during the stormy 
period of the Revolution. He was an elegant, fluent, exact 
and terse writer, and was selected to serve on every commit- 
tee which required wisdom in council, and the ability to em- 
body its expression in forcible language. To his facile pen 
our revolutionary ancestors were indebted for many of their 
ablest public papers. " The Declaration of Rights," which 
was adopted by the Convention of Maryland, 3d Nov. 1776, 
emanated from his pen. This is true, also, in a large mea- 
sure, of the first constitution and form of government of the 
State of Maryland. His assured and leading position among 
the acknowledged great men of the State is shown by naming 
the various committees, with their members, upon which he 

At a meeting of the deputies of the counties of the province 
of Maryland, held at Annapolis, from the 8th to 12th of De- 
cember 1774, it was, 

"-Besofoed unanimouslyy That the Honorable Matthew 
" Tilghman and John Hall, Samuel Chase, Thomas John- 
" son, jun., Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Charles Carroll, 
" barrister, and William Paca, Esquire, or any three or more 
" of them, be a committee of correspondence for this province." 

At a meeting of the Delegates of the province of Maryland, 
which was convened at Annapolis, 25th July 1775, and con- 
tinued till the 14th Aug. 1775, it was, 

*^ JResolvedy That the Honorable Matthew Tilghman and 
" John Beale Bordley, Esqs., and Robert GoTdsborough, 
" James Holly day, Richard Lloyd, Edward Lloyd, Thomas 
" Smyth, and Henry Hooper, Esqrs., residents of the Eastern 
" Shore, and the Honorable Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Esq., 
" and Thomas Johnson, Jun., William Paca, Charles Carroll, 
" barrister, Thomas Stone, Samuel Chase, Robert Alexander, 
" and Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Esqr., residents of the 
*^ Western Shore, or any nine, or more of them, be a council 
" of safety for this province." 

He was a member of the Convention of Delegates which 
met at Annapolis, 7th Dec. 1775, and on the 16th of Dec, 
when the convention resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole house, he presided over the committee and reported its 

148 OLD KENT. 

action. Again on the 19th of the same month he presided 
over the committee of the whole house. On the 29th of the 
same month, it was, on motion, 

"iJeso/rec/, That a committee be appointed to prepare a 
" draught of instruction for the deputies representing this 
" province in congress; and Mr. Hollyday, Mr. Carroll, bar- 
*' rister, Mr. J. Tilghman, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Rumscy were 
" elected by ballot a committee for that purpose." 

The committee reported the instructions on the 11th," which 
were read, considered and agreed to" on the 12th of January, 

lie iigain, 1st January 177G, presided over the committee 
of the whole house, and the same day it was, on motion, 

*• licsolved, That a committee be appointed to report resolu- 
" tions for raising clothing and victualing the forces to be 
** raised in tliis province; and Mr. Johnson, Mr. Stone, 
" Mr. Carroll, barrister, Mr. Rumsey, and Mr. Ware were 
" elected by ballot a committee for that purpose." 

Charles Carroll, barrister, was chosen president of the Con- 
vention of Delegates of the province of Maryland which met 
at Annapolis, 8th May, and remained in session until 25th 
May 1776. On which last day the following gentlemen were 
elected a council of safety "until the end of the next session 
of convention : Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Charles Car- 
roll, barrister, John Hall, Benjamin llumsey, George Plater, 
James Tilghman, Thomas Smyth, Thomas Bedingfield Hands, 
and William Hayward." It was this convention that relieved 
Gov. Robert Eden of power, and " signified to the governor 
that the public quiet and safety in the judgment of this con- 
vention require that he leave this province, and that he is at 
lull liberty to depart peaceably with his effects." 

He was a member of the convention which met at Annapo- 
lis 21st June 1776, and, on the 5th of July 1776, was a third 
time elected one of the council of safety ; the council consist- 
ing of John Hall, George Plater, Charles Carroll, barrister, 
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Thomas B. Hands, Benjamin 
Rumsey, Thomas Smyth, James Tilghman and Joseph Nichol- 
son, Jr. He was also a member of the convention which 
convened at Annapolis, 14th Aug. 1776. On the 17th of the 
same month the convention " proceeded to ballot for a com- 
mittee to prepare a declaration and charter of rights, and a 
form of government for this state ; and Mr. President, Mr. 
Carroll, barrister, Mr. Paca, Mr. Carroll, of Carrollton, Mr. 
Plater, Mr. Samuel Chase and Mr. Goldsborough were elected 


a committee for that purpose/^ In the proceedings of 27th 
Aug. 1 776, is recorded the following : 

" Brice T. B. Worthington, Charles Carroll, barrister, and 
" Samuel Chase, Esqrs., having informed the convention that, 
" they having received instructions from their constituents 
" enjoining them in framing of a government for this state, 
*^ implicitly to adhere to points in their opinion incompatible 
" with good government and the public peace and happiness, 
" were obliged, extremely against their inclination to resign 
" their seats, and that they resigned accordingly." 

On the 10th of Nov. 1776, the convention 

" Resolved, That the Honorable Matthew Tllghman, Esc^., 
" and Thomas Johnson, junr., William Paca, Thomas Stone, 
" Samuel Chase, Benjamin Rumsey, and Charles Carroll, 
" barrister, Esquires, or any three or more of them, be del- 
" ^ated to represent this state in Congress until the first day 
" of March next, or until the general assembly shall make 
" further order therein ; and that the said delegates, or any 
" three or more of them be authorized and empowered to con- 
*^ cur with the other United States, or a majority of them, 
" in forming a confederation, and in making foreign alliances, 
** provided that such confederation, when formed, be not 
** binding upon this state without the assent of the general 
*^ assembly ; and the said delegates, or any three or more of 
*^ them are also authorized and empowered to concur in any 
** measures which may be resolved on by Congress for carrying 
'^ on the war with Great Britain, and securing the liberties of 
*^ the United States, reserving always to this state the sole 
*^ and exclusive right of regulating the internal police thereof. 

" And the said del^ates, or any three or more of them are 
** hereby authorized and empowered, notwithstanding any 
** measures heretofore taken, to concur with the congress, or a 
'* majority of them in accommodating our unhappy differences 
** with Great Britain, on such terms as the congress, or a 
*' majority of them shall think proper.'' 

In 1777, Charles Carroll, barrister, was elected to the first 
Senate of the State of Maryland, and was also appointed 
Chief Justice of the General Court, — the first Chief Justice 
of Maryland, which he declined. 

He married 3d June 1763, Margaret Tilghman, dau. of 
Hon. Matthew Tilghman, and had two child., twins, who d. 
in infancy. 

Charles Carroll, barrister, d. at his residence. Mount Clare, 
near Baltimore on the 23d day of March 1783, aged 60 years 

150 OLD KENT. 

and 1 day, leaving his estate to his nephews, Nicholas and 
James Maccubbin, the sons of his sister, Mary Clare Carroll 
and her husband, Nicholas Maccubbin, upon condition that 
they took their mother's maiden name, Carroll, " and that 
only, and use the coat of arms forever after/' The will was 
dated 7th Aug. 1781 and the codicil 23d March 1783. 

Mary Clare Carroll, dau. of Dr. Charles Carroll and 
Dorothy Blake, m. 21st July 1747, a Scotchman, Nicholas 
Maccubbin, as he was called in the Lowlands (in his native 
Highlands his name was Mac •Alpine),who claimed descent from 
Kenneth II, surnamed Mac Alpine, who d. in 858, and who, 
having united the Scots and Picts under one sceptre, was the 
first King of all Scotland. (See Steuart.) 

Mary Clare Carroll and Nicholas Maccubbin had 
child., viz., Nicholas Maccubbin, — James Maccubbin, — John 
Henry Maccubbin, — Samuel Maccubbin, — Susan Maccubbin, 
who m. Mr. Ligon, and Mary Maccubbin, who m. John Brice, 
son of John and Sarah Frisby Brice (sec Brice). 

Nicholas and James Maccubbin, sons of Mary Clare Carroll 
and Nicholas Maccubbin, assumed the name and arms of 
Carroll in compliance with the testamentary injunction of 
their uncle, Charles Carroll, barrister. 

Nicholas Carroll, eldest son of Mary Clare Carroll and 
Nicholas Maccubbin, m. Anne Jennings, dau. of Hon. Thomas 
Jennings, an eminent lawyer, by appointment the first 
Attorney General of Maryland, and had child., viz., Nicholas 
Carroll, who d. 11th Nov. 1869, aged 83, sine prole, — John 
Henry Carroll,— Thomas Carroll, who d. sine prole, — Anne 
Elizabeth Carroll, who m. Temple Mason, of Temple Hall, 
Virginia, and Mary Clare Carroll. 

Mrs. Anne Jennings Carroll d. 20th Sept. 1830, in the 
G9th year of her age. 

Hon. Thomas Jennings was the son of Hon. Edward Jen- 
nings, formerly Attorney General of the Province of Mary- 
land, who was brought up at Blenheim, being a cousin of the 
Duchess of Marlborough, and also a cousin of William Jen- 
nings, of Acton Place, county of Suffolk, England, the wealthy 
banker of London, whose estate was so long in Chancery. 

John Henry Carroll, of " The Caves,'' son of Nicholas 
Carroll and Anne Jennings, m. 21st Dec. 1842, Matilda Hol- 
lingsworth, the dau. of Horatio HoUingsworth and Emily 
Ridgely, and a great-granddau. of Judge Samuel Chase, who 
signed the Declaration of Independence. He d. 1856, aged 56 
years, and left a son, John Carroll. 


General John Carroll, of " The Caves" (sometimes 
called General John N. Carroll), was elected to the Maryland 
Legislature in 1869, in the 22d year of his age, and was com- 
missioned 5th of April 1870, Chief of Cavalry, in Maryland, 
with the rank of Brigadier General. He m. 21st of April 
1870, Mary Randolph Thomas, dau. of Dr. John Hanson 
Thomas and Annie Campbell Gordon, and has two child., 
viz., John Nicholas Carroll and Charles Carroll. 

Mary Clare Carroll, dau. of Nicholas Carroll and 
Anne Jennings, m. Captain Robert Trail Spence, U. S. N., 
and had child., viz., Anne Josepha Spence (who m. Franklin 
Smith, of Mississippi, and had child., viz., Carroll Smith, — 
Mary Clare Smith, who m. Mr. Stephenson, and Anne 
Smith), — Carroll Spence, — Dr. Robert Trail Spence (who was 
a surgeon ih the Mexican War), — Mary Clare Spence (who m. 
Oliver P. MacGill, formerly a member of the Legislature, and 
Register of Wills in Baltimore County, and had child., viz., 
Mary Clare, d., — Roberta, who m. Mr. Howard, Rebecca 
Carroll, — Carroll, and Lillie MacGill), — Charles Stewart 
Spence (who represented the City of Baltimore, in 1845, in 
the I-i(^islature of Maryland, and was appointed by President 
Buchanan to exchange the ratification of the treaty made be- 
tween the United States and Persia, and resides in Paris, 
France), — Stephen Decaiur Spence (who was appointed mid- 
shipman in the U. S. Navy by President Tyler, resigned, and 
was afterwards appointed by President Buchanan Lieutenant 
in the Marine Corps, and resigned in 1861), — and Roberta T. 
Spence, who m. Charles Brooke. 

Cai^ain Robert Trail Spenck was b. in Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, in 1788, and entered the United States Navy 
in 1800. He rose rapidly to distinption, and in 1815, at the 
age of 27 years, he held the rank of Post Captain, the high- 
est grade then in our Navy. He was one of those daring 
young officers whose gallant exploits, in our war with Tripoli, 
presaged the future glory of the Navy of the United States. 
A letter which has never been published, written by Captain 
Stephen Decatur to Keith Spence, Esq., the father of Captain 
Spence, giving an interesting account of Decatur's successful 
conflict with the Turkish gunboats, speaks in flattering terms 
of the gallant conduct of Midshipman Spence on that occasion. 

152 OLD KENT. 

"U. S. Ship Qonoress, 1 
" Tunis Bay, Jan'y 9th, 1804. / 

" Dear Friend : I had the pleasure of receiving yours 
" of the 20th of Nov., with a letter for Captain Stewart and 
" Robert, which I shall keep until their return, which is ex- 
" pected shortly. Your son has displayed a manliness of 
" conduct that will make every American proud of him as a 
*^ countryman. After the accident which befel his boat he 
" served in the boat with me; his conduct with me was such 
" as you would have wished. As to his being confirmed, 
'* there can be no doubt of it. Commodore Preble has given 
" me his word it shall be done. He has earned it, — it needs 
" but a statement, and it will be done. 

" You will see in my report to Commodore Preble^ on the 
" 7th of August, your son is mentioned in a way that will not 
*' be displeasing to you. I shall be happy to have him with 
" me, but Captain J. Barron wishes him to sail with him in 
" the Essex. You see he is in great demand. 

" You will observe I am in the return of the wounded, on 
*' the 3rd of August. My wounds were slight, as follows : 
" On the arm by a sword, and in the breast by a pike. I 
" found that hand to hand is not child's play, — 'tis kill or be 
" killed. You no doubt recollect the conversation we had 
" when in the City of Washington. I then informed you 
" that it was my intention to board if ever I had an opportu- 
" nity, and that it was my opinion there could be no doubt as 
" to the issue. You will not doubt mo, I hope, when I say 
" that I am glad the event has proved my ideas were correct. 
" I always thought we could lick them their own way and 
" give them two to one. The first boat they were 36 to 20 ; 
" we carried it without much fuss, — the second was 24 to 10, 
" they also went to the leeward. 

"I had 18 Italians in the boat with me who claim the 
*^ honor of the day. While we were fighting, they prayed. 
" They are convinced we could not have been so fortunate 
" unless their prayers had been heard. This might have been 
" the case, therefore, we could not contradict it. Some of the 
" Turks died like men, but much the greater number died 
" like women. 

"I leave to-morrow for Tripoli. If you are suffered to 
" walk out, you will know my ship by her having stump top 
" gt. mast. 

" Believe me to be yours sincerely, 

"Stephen Decatur." 

SPENCE. 153 

Keith Spence, Esq., to whom the above letter was written, 
was purser on board of the U. S. Frigate Philculelphm when 
she grounded, and was captured by the Turks in the bay of 
Tripoli, and at this time was a prisoner in the Castle of 
Tripoli, and a witness of the gallant conduct of his son and 
countrymen. He also witnessed the recapture and destruction 
of the Philadelphia, by his friend Decatur, " an achievement, 
viewing the manner in which it was accomplished, and the 
circumstances attending it, equals any thing of the kind on 

In 1822, the manly protest of Captain Spence, as senior 
naval officer of the United States, in reply to the proclama- 
tion of Francisco Morales, General-in-Chief of the Spanish 
forces on the Main, threatening with imprisonment and death 
all foreigners found in the Spanish colonies, whose countries 
were at war with Spain, was much applauded. " The con- 
duct of Captain Spence," said a leading writer, " has been 
honorable to humanity and the country which gave him birth. 
His noble, manly and dignified Protest does him great honor, 
and will be read by Americans with pleasure." 

In 1826, Captain Spence was assigned to the command of 
the West India Squadron. He d. 26th Sept. of the same 

The Cutt family, maternal ancestors of Captain Spence, 
according to Brewster and Adams, as stated in their Annals 
of Portsmouth, settled in New Hampshire previous to the 
year 1646. Brewster says that " they were the largest land- 
holders in Portsmouth in 1660." His maternal grandfather, 
John Cutt, was appointed by the King the first President of 
New Hampshire, and in 1760, President Cutt convened the 
first Assembly ever held in that Colony. His maternal uncle, 
Gren. William Whipple, commanded the 1st New Hampshire 
Brigade at the surrender of Burgoyne, was a member of the 
Continental Congress from New Hampshire, in 1776, and 
signed the Declaration of Independence. 

Hon. Carroll Spence, son of Captain Robert Trail 
Spence and Mary Clare Carroll, was educated at St. Mary's 
College, where he was graduated and received the degree of A.M. 
At Dickinson College he received the degree of L. L. B. In 
1842, he was elected to the Legislature of Maryland, and in 
1854 was chosen Presidential Elector. He received the de- 
gree of LL. D. from St. Mary's College. In 1854 he was 
appointed Minister to the Sublime Porte, by President Pierce, 
and under very difficult and extraordinary circumstances, made 


154 OLD KENT. 

the first treaty ever concluded between the United States and 
Persia. A New York paper, speaking of Hon. Carroll Spence, 
said, '^ Mr. Spence has represented this country near the Sub- 
lime Porte during an exciting period of European politics, 
and has proved himself a diplomatist of no little ability. His 
powerful protest in behalf of the unfortunate Greeks, at the 
commencement of the war, induced the Turkish Ministry to 
rescind their harsh measures against them, and obtained 
for him the thanks of every lover of humanity. (For his 
interference in behalf of the Greeks, he received the thanks of 
the King of Greece, and a tender of a decoration, which ho 

"His earnest appeal to the Sultan for religious toleration 
in the Ottoman Empire, was instrumental in procuring the 
late firman in behalf of the Christians there, while it was, 
chiefly, owing to his strenuous efforts that the exiled patriots 
from the Principalities were permitted to return to their 
country. As a striking proof of his influence with the Turk- 
ish Government, he has lately prevailed upon it to send two 
of its principal officers to procure a Steam-Line-Battle-Ship 
in the United States." 

Hon. Carroll Spence m. his cousin, Rebecca Carroll, 
dau. of Charles Ridgely Carroll and Rebecca Anne Pue, and 
had child., viz., Kate Stiles Spence, and Rebecca Carroll 

James Carroll, son of Mary Clare Carroll and Nicholas 
Maccubbin, m. in December 1787, Sophia Gough, dau. of 
Harry Dorsey Gough, of Perry Hall, Baltimore County, and 
had child., viz., James Carroll, — Harry Dorsey Gough Car- 
roll, who m. Eliza Ridgely, dau. of Gov. Charles Ridgely, of 
Hampton, — Prudence Gough Carroll, who m. John Ridgely, 
son of Gov. Charles Ridgely, of Hampton, — and Charles 
Ridgely Carroll. 

James Carroll, eldest son of James Carroll and Sophia 
Gough, m. 7th Nov. 1811, Achsah Ridgely, dau. of Gov, 
Charles Ridgely, of Hampton, and had child., viz., Charles 
Ridgely Carroll, d., — Sophia Carroll, d., — Prudence Gough 
Carroll, — James Carroll, — Priscilla Ridgely Carroll, d., — and 
Achsah Ridgely Carroll. 

Hon. James Carroll, son of James Carroll, and Achsah 
Ridgely, m. 5th Oct. 1837, Mary Wethered Ludlow, dau. of 
Robert C. Ludlow, U. S. N., and Ann Catharine Wethered 
(see Wethered) and had child., viz., Achsah Ridgely Car- 
roll,— Sally Wethered Carroll,— James Carroll, b. 27th Nov. 

CARROIJ.. 155 

1841, d. IGth Feb'y 1842 —James Carroll, b. 20tli April 
1843, d. 24th Jan'y 1846,— Mary Ludlow Carroll,— Sophia 
Gough Carroll, — Harry Dorsey Goiigh Carroll, — and Catha- 
rine Ludlow Carroll. 

Charles Ridgely Carroll, son of James Carroll and 
Sophia Gough, m. 21st Nov. 1823, Rebecca Anne Pue, dau. 
of Dr. Arthur Pue, and had two sons and six daus., viz., 
James Carroll, — Charles Arthur Carroll, who m. 13th July 
1871, Sallie H. White, — Rebecca Carroll, who m. Hon. Car- 
roll Spence, — Sophia Gough Carroll, who m. 5th Feb'y 1852, 
George B. Milligan, — Susan Carroll, who m. 26th Dec. 1850, 
Thomas Poultney, — Achsah Ridgely, who m. 1st Nov. 1855, 
William Shippen, of Philadelphia, — Mary Carroll (now d.), 
who m. Robert M. Denison, — and Gough Carroll, who m. in 
1871, Edwin Schenck. 

The following notes arc carefully extracted from papers and 
documents in possession of the Carroll family: 

"The Sept of O'Carroll was early established in Lowth, 
being then popularly styleil Princes of Orgeil. Previous to 
the English invasion, immediately after the great Synod of 
Mellifont in 1152, is recorded the expulsion of their chief 
from that country, of which he had been the acknowledged 
lord, from Drogheda to Asigh in the County of Meath. These 
annalists, however, notice O^Carrolls as Chiefs of Orgeil and 
Ely O'Carroll down to the year 1193; and it is especially 
recorded that when in 1166, on the eve of Strongbow's inva- 
sion of Ireland, Roderic O'Connor, then king of this country, 
seeking to ascertain the feeling of allegiance towards himself, 
encamped with an army hereabout, Daniel Carroll, with the 
other chiefs of Lowth, came into his tent, delivered hostages 
for their fealty, and received in return, as related in the 
Annals of TnnisfaUen, ^a present of two hundred and forty 

"The O'Carrolls were, at that time and previously, settled 
in a territory of Tipperary, from them called Ely-O'Carroll. 
The death of Amergin Carroll, Lord of Ely, is recorded in 
1033. This inheritance comprised the present Barony of 
Lower Ormond, with that of Clonlisk and part of Ballibritt 
in the King's County, and to the Sleive Bloom Mountains in 
the Queen's. The name was one of power and possession in 
the Counties of Cavan and Leitrim (vide Annals of Innisfalleny 
and King James' Army List ; Funeral Entries Dublin Castle). 

"In 1168 died John Carroll, Bishop of Ross. 

156 OLD KENT. 

"In 1171 Charles Carroll, Lord of Orgeil, joine<i Roderick 
O'Connor, the last native King of Ireland, in the ineffective 
siege of Dublin, then occupied by the English. In 1178 he 
made a gallant and successful attack upon De Courcy, and, 
dying in 1189, was interred in the Abbey which he had 
founded for Cistercians at Mellifont. 

" In 1327 John Carroll became Archbishop of Cashcl. 

"Thomas Carroll became Bishop of Tuam, 1349. 

"Fergan Carroll surrendered his possessions (1615) to Ed- 
ward the Sixth, who restored them to him on English tenure, 
with the addition of the dignity of JJaron. (See Sir Bernard 
Burke, and vide Records of Parliahient,) 

"Pcrrot's Parliament of 1585 was attended by Ijord Car- 
roll of Ely (vide Records of Parliament.) 

"In the OflBce of Arms of Dublin is recorded the death of 
Sir Wm. Carroll, August 15th, 1630 (vide Office of Arms). 

" Amongst the active measures concerted by James I for 
reducing Ireland, a commission was appointed ^for ascertain- 
ing the bounds and limits of O'Carroll's County, commonly 
called El v O'Carroll.' (See Surveyor General's Office, 1641.) 

"On 11th of April, 1691, 1,500 men, commanded by Gen- 
eral Carroll, came to Inniskean, with a design to have that 
place as a step further upon our frontiers. (Vide Slory^s His^ 

"The attainders of 1691 included those of John Carroll of 
King's County, John Carroll (who is buried in the churchyard 
of Dunkerron, near Roscrea), and John Carroll of the County 
Sligo — also Eugene Carroll of the Queen's County. (Vide 
Attainders 1691.) 

• "1549. Carroll submitted to Lord Justice Brabazou, agreed 
to find foot and horse, surrendered Ely O'Carroll, and had it 
regranted and was created Baron of Ely. (Vide Betham 
MSS. vol. iv. p. 287. Also Burke.) 

"1460. The counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary paid 
Carroll for peace. {Betham MSS. and Sir Bernard Burke, 
vol. iv. p. 166.) 

"1540. One of the accusations against Lord Deputy Grey 
was that he took O'CarroU's castle from a loyal Carroll. (Betham 
MSS. p. 264.) 

^^ O'Carroll, Prince of Ely, was taken prisoner by James, 
3d Earl of Ormond, 1399, but made his escape 1400. 

"Ellen, only dau. of Pierce Butler, eldest son of Sir Ed- 
mund Butler of Roscrea, whose younger brother, John of 
Kilcash, was father to Walter, 11th Earl of Ormond, was wife 


of John Carroll, chief of his name: she d. in 1620. (Vide 
Bethavi MSS. vol. ii, p. 20.) 

"In 1532 Carroll, Prince of Ely, m. a dau. of Gerald, 
ninth Earl of Kildare, and was loyal to Henry ye 8th. (Be- 
iham MSS. vol. i., p. 33.) 

*' 1548. O'Carroll took the Castle of Ncnagh, demolished 
it and drove the English out. (See Sir Bernard Burke.) 

" Leim-Ui-Bhanain, now the Leap Castle, the seat of H. 
Darby, Esq., in the King's County, about five miles to the 
north of Roscrea (vide O'Donovan, LL. D., M. R. I. A). 
This castle bears its name to the present day — Ely O'Carroll 
(Hist, of O'Donovan). Ijcim-Ui-Bhanain, now the Castle of 
the 'Leap' in Ely O'Carroll near Roscrea. This fine old 
castle now forms a part of the residence of H. Darby, Esq. 
It occupies a high bank immediately under the Hill of Throch, 
and commands a splendid view of the lofty acclivities of the 
mountains of Sliath Bladhma, the ancient bulwark of the 
Carrolls (vide Ware's /Innafo), ^Clonlisk,' giving name to a 
barony in the south of the King's County. 

" In a manuscript missal, preserved in the library of Trinity 
College, Dublin, Class B., Tab. 3, No. 1, there is recorded the 
<lcath of Carroll, as follows : * Hie obiit vir sine nomine [Fer- 
gananinini (that is without a name) O'Carroll] qui fuit domi- 
nus et princcps Elic occissus in Castro suo proprio in Clurintis 
morte incognita, et nisi predicitur improvisa, et qui fuit magne 
sapientia et mirabilis fortitudinis; cujus anime propitietur 
Deus. Amen. In anno Domini millessimo cccccxii. 

" The present chief of this family is unknown, but the 
grandfather of the Marchioness of Wellesley was a representa- 
tive (vide Annah Four Masters^ note, vol. v., p. 1835). 
Charles Carroll (barrister) was the chief of the Carroll family. 

" It is stated a barony was granted to Carroll as Baron of 
Ely O'Carroll in 1552 (vide Sir Bernard Burice's Extinct 
Peerages^ p. 407). 

"Carroll was originally chief of all the tract of country now 
divided into the baronies of Clonlisk and Ballibritt, in the 
King's County, and of the adjoining barony of Ikerrin in the 
county of Tipperary, but for many centuries his county was 
considered as co-extensive with the two baronies in the King's 
County above mentioned. O'Carroll's strongest castle was 
Leim-Ui-Bhanain, now the Castle of the Leap. 

" Sir Charles O'Carroll, in a letter to the Lord Deputy, 
written in 1595, preserved in the Library at Lambeth Palace, 
complains that the Right Honorable the Earl of Ormund had 

158 OLD KENT. 

subtracted several territories from Thomond, which he added 
to his 'Countic Pallentine of Tipperarie, though there 
be no coullir for it, particularly Muskryhyry, which he 
improperlye and usurpcdiy called the Heither Ormund, though 
it was ever heretofore reputed, knowen and taken as of Tho- 
mond, until of late subtracted by the greatnesse, counte- 
nance, and export power of the said Earle.' 

" On the 8th March, 1576, Carroll, lord of Ely O'CarrolI, 
made his submission to Queen Elizabeth, as appears from the 
following indenture, enrolled in the record branch of the office 
of Paymaster of Civil Services : 

"This Indenture, made the 8tli day of Marche, Anno 
Domini 1576, bctwyxte Sir Henry Sidney, Knt. lorde Deputy 
of Ireland, for and in behalfe of the Queenes most excel- 
lent M*^*®, of thone parte: and Sir William O'KarroU of 
Leray vanan, in the countrie called Elye O'Kerroll and now to 
be made parcell of the King's Countie; McOney O'Kerroll, 
Daniel O'Kerroll, McCallogh O'Kerroll, in the said countrie, 
freeholders of the other part : Witnesseth, that the said Sir 
William and the rest above named, do covenant, agree and 
condscend to and with the said Lorde Deputy, to surrender 
and give up in the Queenes most Honorable Courte of Chaun- 
cerie of Ireland, all such manors, cxistells, lands, tenements, 
rents, revisems, and all other hereditaments that they and 
every of them have within the said countrie called Elye 
O'Karroll. And the said liorde Deputy doc promise and 
graunte that the same shall be by letters patents, given back 
to the said Sir William, and theires males of his bodi, law- 
fullie begotten and to be begotten, and for want of such issue 
to John O'Kerroll, brother to the said Sir William, and the 
heires males of his bodie, lawfullie begotten and to be begotten. 
To have and to hold the said countrie called Elyie O'Karrell, 
by two Knights' fees in chiefe. And the said Sir William, 
and the rest above named, to be wliolie discharged from the 
Bonaght accustomed to be payd out of the said country, and 
all other cesses and ymposcions, other than the rents hereafter 

" Signed, Sr William O'Karrell. 

" Lord Rosse is the present owner of Birr Castle, one of 
the ancient seats of the Carrolls. (Vide Burke's Peerage^ p. 94.) 

" The estate of the Carrolls, consisting of upwards of 
three hundred and seventy-nine thousand acres of land, 
comprising the King's and Queen's counties and part of 

HANSON. 159 

Tipperary, was confiscated about 1691, and the titles and per- 
sons attainted." (See records of Attainders and Confiscations.) 

Sec. 67, L. Andrew Hanson, eldest son of Col. Hanson, 
of the Swedish Army, was b. in Sweden in 1618, and came 
to this country with his wife, Annika Hanson. Their dau., 
Catharine Hanson, d. on Tinicuni Island and was buried 28th 
of Oct. 1646. Campanius records that hers was the first 
corpse ever interred upon that Island. Andrew Hanson d. 
on Kent Island, in June 1655, leaving his wife, Annika Han- 
son, with four small child., viz., Hans Hanson, — Frederick 
Hanson, — Katharine Hanson, and Margarett Hanson. A pos- 
thumous child, Barbara Hanson, was b. in November 1655. 
Annika Hanson administered upon the estate of her deceased 
husband. She was a woman of singular independence and 
decision of character. Finding that his estate was compli- 
cated with that of Valerus Leo, d., and involved with the 
affairs of Swan Swanson, she, 29th Nov. 1655, in open Court, 
renounced the administration, and Thomas Ilynson, High 
Sheriff of Kent> was appointed in her stead. 

CoL. Hans Hanson, eldest son of Andrew and Annika 
Hanson, was b. on Tinicum Island, New Sweden, in 1646. 
He was one of the Judges of Kent from 1685 to 1697, inclu- 
sive, and a Delegate from Kent in the Legislature of Mary- 
land, in the sessions of 1694-95, 1696-97, from Cecil County 
in 1699, and a member of the first Vestry of St. Paul's Par- 
ish, Kent, elected the 24th of Jan'y 1693. On the 29th day 
of March 1679, he m. Martha Kclto Ward, and on the 22d 
day of Sept. 1679, purchased from Charles Vaughan the 
estate, Kimbolton, ** lying on the North side of Chester river, 
and on the West side of Langford's bay — near the mouth of 
the North west branch called Broad Neck's Branch," where he 
afterwards resided. 

COL. Hans. Hanson, of Kimbolton, was buried at St. Paul's, 
Kent, 2nd Sept. 1703. He had child., viz., Mary Hanson, b. 
the 16th of Dec. 1680,— William Hanson, b. 2nd of Jan'y 
1682, was buried at St. Paul's 4th July 1708,— Hans Han- 
son, b. 16th April 1685 (who m. 29th May 1707, Anne 
Hamer, and had a dau., Martha Hanson, baptized 4th Jan'y 
1712},— Martha Hanson, b. 16th April 1685, buried at St. 
PauFs 2nd March 1698,— Sarah Hanson, b. 16th March 1687, 
burieil at St. Paul's 6th Sept. 1693 (hers was the first rccordecl 
interment in the church yard of St. Paul's), — Ann Hanson, 
b. 17th April 1689,— George Hanson, b. 26th April 1691, d. 
1727,— Frederick Hanson, b. 22nd May 1693, d. 1738, and 
Samuel Hanson, b. 23rd Oct. 1696. 

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Mary Hanson, eldest child and dau. of Col. Hans and 
Martha Kelto Ward Hanson, in. Col. St. Ledger Codd, and 
left two child., Viz., Mary and Beatrice Codd. 

Beatrice Codd, dau. of Colonel St. Ledger and Mary 
Hanson Codd, ra. 6th June 1734, Gideon Pearce, a grandson 
of William Pearce, who was High Sheriff of Cecil in 1787. 

The Pearces came to Maryland about the year 1660 and 
settled in that portion of Kent County which was given to 
Cecil in 1674 and returned to Kent in 1706. They were ac- 
tive, prominent and influential members of Shrewsbury Parish. 

William Pearce, son of the High Sheriff of Cecil, repre- 
sented Cecil in the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions of 
1694, 1706 and 1707, was instrumental in having restored to 
Kent that portion of her territory which had been taken from 
her in 1674, and was distinguished in the early annals of 
Kent. In the years 1714 and 1715 he was the presiding 
Judge of Kent County Court. He d. March 1 720. His wife, 
Isabella Pearce, d. 1729, leaving child., viz., Gideon Pearce, — 
Benjamin Pearce, — Daniel Pearce, — Elizabeth Ward, — Isa- 
bella Johnson and Sarah Hopkins, afterwards Sarah Rogers, 
and grandchild., viz., Rachel Blay, — Catharine Blay, — Benja- 
min Hopkins, — Joseph Hopkins and Philemon Church. 

Gideon Pearce, son of William and Isabella Pearce, m. 
Beatrice Codd, dau. of Col. St. Ledger and Mary Hanson 
Codd, and d. in August 1751, leaving child., viz., James 
Pearce, — George Pearce, — David Pearce, — Andrew Pearce, — 
Nathaniel Pearce, — Mary Pearce, — Sarah Kennard, — Eliza- 
beth Scott, — and Isabella Pearce, also a grandson, William 

James Pearce, for many years a Vestryman of Shrews- 
bury Parish, son of Gideon and Beatrice Codd Pearce, m. 17th 
August 1771, Catharine Susanna Shannon. He d. in 1802, 
leaving child., viz., Isabella Pearce Freeman, b. 27th July 
1772, James Pearce, — Gideon Pearce, — William Pearce, — 
Elizabeth Pearce, — Ann Pearce and Catharine Pearce. 

Gideon Pearce, son of James and Catharine Susanna 
Shannon Pearce, m. Julia Dick, dau. of Dr. Elisha Cullen 
Dick, of Alexandria, Va., and left two child., viz., James 
Alfred Pearce and Ann Ophelia Pearce. 

Ann Ophelia Pearce, dau. of Gideon and Julia Dick 
Pearce, m. D. M. Wharton, of Botetourt County, Va., and 
had child., viz., J. A. P. Wharton, — Edmund L. Wharton, — 
John A. Wharton, — Catharine Julia Wharton, — and D. M. 

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Hon. James Alfred Pearce, son of Gideon and Julia 
Dick Pearce, m. Martha J. Laird, who d. leaving child., viz., 
Catharine Julia Pearce, — Charlotte A. Lennox Pearce (Mrs. 
Crisfield, the gifted poetess), — and James Alfred Pearce. 

After the death of Mrs. Martha J. L. Pearce, Mr. Pearce 
m. Matilda C. Ringgold, dau. of James Ringgold (see RiNO- 
OOLD, p. 65). He d. 30th Dec. 1862, leaving his widow, Mrs. 
Matilda C. R. Pearce, with one dau., Mary C. Pearce, his 
other child, surviving. He was a gentleman of great and 
varied culture, and a Statesman of enlarged conservative 
views. He was not a politician in the usual acceptation of the 
word, and yet was oncof the most successful public men in 
Maryland during the period of his life. Honors and offices 
waited upon him. His success was due entirely to his own 
individual merit, — to his unsullied integrity and capacity for 
public affairs, — and the appreciation of his eminent qualities, by 
his fellow citizens. His death was regarded by men of all parties 
as a loss to the country, and deplored as a national calamity. 
He was reputed to be one of the wisest and safest statesmen in 
that august body, the Senate of the United States ; and the 
minds of the people were turning towards him as a proper 
candidate for the Presidency, when death removed him from 
the Councils of the Nation. He d., leaving behind him a 
reputation which adds to the treasury of national honor, and 
a name which adorns the History of Maryland, and will be 
cherished in Kent by generations unborn. 

Mr. Pearce was born the 14th of Dec. 1805, at the residence 
of his grandfather. Dr. Elisha CuUen Dick, in Alexandria, 
Va. His mother d. when he was very young, and his early 
education was received in Alexandria, under the direction of his 
grandfather. He entered Princeton College at the early age 
of fourteen, and was graduated in 1822, before he had com- 
pleted his sixteenth year, dividing the honors of his class with 
Hugo Mearns, of Pennsylvania, and Edward D. Mansfield, of 
Ohio, both of whom were men of mature years and minds, and 
were distinguished in after life : the first for general scholar- 
ship, and the latter in the Law, being the Professor of Consti- 
tutional Law, for many years, in the -Cincinnati College. 
Among his classmates, also, were George R. Richardson, 
Attorney General of Maryland, one of the brightest ornaments 
of the Maryland bar in his day, and Albert B. Dod, of New 
Jersey, afterwards a Professor in Princeton College, and one 
of the most brilliant rhetoricians and lecturers in this country. 

It was the custom of the College at that period for one 

162 OLD KENT. 

member of each class, at graduation, to write verses descriptive 
of the character of each one of the class, in the order of the 
roll-call, which was called the " Honoriaa ; '' and was written 
by him best qualified by the voice of the class for the task. 
The HoNORiAD for the class of 1822 was written by William 
Augustine Washington, of Virginia. The verses descriptive 
of Mr. Pearce will show the estimate placed on him by his 
associates and class-mates. They are as follows : 


** With undissembled joy and homage free 
Attractive Genius, next we turn to thee ! 
'Tis good to pause, and ponder on the mind, 
Where all thy charms, thy countless charms, we find ; 
Where all thy vast and varied powers are shown. 
And where thy pleasure 'tis to place thy throne. 
In thee, admired Pearce ! a mind is found, 
Where all these charms and all these powers abound. 
Yes ! Fancy, — Wit, — and Judgment all appear 
To meet and shed their mingled radiance here. 

Hence Jim, we like to linger on thy name, 

To tell thy value, — hear thy merit's claim, 

Display thine honest excellence, and pause 

To pay our trifling tribute of applause. 

Fain would the Muse have all thy worth expressed. 

But dreads to put her talent to the test. 

Oh ! could she borrow but one tithe of thine, 

Around that brow, that honored brow, she'd twine 

As fair a wreath as ever learning's lore 

Or princely pride in proudest moment bore." 

After leaving College, Mr. Pearce studied law in Balti- 
more, with the late Judge Glenn, and was admitted to the 
Bar in 1824. Shortly after his admission, he commenced the 
practice of his profession in Cambridge, where he remained 
about a year; after which, he went to Louisiana and engaged 
in sugar planting, on the Red River, with his father. He re- 
mained there about three years, and then returned to Kent, 
where he spent the rest of his honored life. On his return to 
Maryland he resumed the practice of the law, at the same 
time carrying on the farm, upon which he resided. He was 
not, however,.permitted to devote himsef to his profession, as 
he desired, for he was early called into public life. In 1831 

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he was sent to the Legislature of Maryland^ and in 1835 he 
was elected a member of the House of Representatives, and 
with the exception of a single Term in 1839, when he was 
defeated by a small majority by the Hon. Philip F. Thomas, 
he was re-elected, from time to time, till 1843. In 1843 he 
was transferred to the United States Senate, where he was 
continued, by four successive elections, until his death, the 
20th day of December 1862. During this long period of 
public service, the Library of Congress, the Botanical Gardens, 
the Smithsonian Institute, and the Coast Survey Department 
were favorite objects of his fostering care, and received great 
and valuable attention from him, while at the same time he 
faithfully, conscientiously, and with distinguished ability dis- 
charged all the Senatorial duties of a Legislator. 

He was offered a seat on the Bench of the United States 
District Court, for the State of Maryland, by President Fill- 
more, and during the same Presidential Term was nominated 
and confirmed Secretary of the Interior; both of which posi- 
tions he declined, preferring to remain in the Senate, where he 
believed he could be more useful to his country. He left a 
son, now residing in Chestertown, who worthily bears his hon- 
ored name, James Alfred Pearce, and illastrates, at the bar, 
the "honest excellence" of his distinguished father. He is 
now (9th Aug. 1875) the capable State's Attorney in and for 
Kent County, Maryland. 

Sec. G7, M. George Hanson, son of Col. Hans and Mar- 
tha Kelto Ward Hanson, m. 3 times. His 1st wife was Mary 
Hurtt. His 2nd wife was Sarah Pearce, dau. of Capt. Daniel 
Pearce, who represented Kent in the Legislature of Maryland 
in the sessions of 1709, 1711, 1712 and 1713, and was a Ves- 
tryman of Shrewsbury Parish in 1718. His 3rd wife was 
Jane Hynson. He d. 1727, and left child., viz., Martha, — 
Frederick (who was a Church Warden of Shrewsbury Parish, 
16th April 1750), — William, — Christina, — Mary, who m. John 
Crew, — and George Hanson. 

Fkederick Hanson, son of George and Sarah Pearce Han- 
son (in his Will , dated 31st Dec. 1771, he says his mother's 
maiden name was Sarah Pearce), had child., viz., Rebecca 
(Mrs. Williams), b. 20th Nov. 1744,— William, b. 19th Feb. 
1747, d. 1789,— Mary, b. 17th March 1750,— James, b. 20th 
March 1752, — Elizabeth, and Sarah Hanson, who m. Jacob 
Freeman. His wife's name was Martha Hanson. He d. 1 772. 

Mary Hanson, dau. of Frederick and Martha Hanson, m. 
William Granger, who was a member of the Maryland Con- 

164 OLD KENT. 

vention which ratified the Constitution of the United States 
28th April 1788, and had two daus.; one, Maria Granger, na. 
Bennett Mitchell, and the other m. Joseph T. Mitchell. 

Elizabeth Hanson, dau. of Frederick and Martha Han- 
son, m. twice. Her Ist husband was Dr. William Frisby. 
She m. again 7th Feb'y 1792, Dr. Edward Worrell, son of 
William Worrell, of Fairy Meadow, who was b. 3d April 
1753, and had child., viz., Edward H. Worrell, who m. Eliza- 
beth Ringgold, dau. of Samuel Rinngold, — William Henry 
Page Worrell,— Sarah Maria Worrell, b. 13th Feb'y 1797,— 
Frederick Worrell, b. 13th Feb*y 1800, d. 19th June 1822, 
—James Worrell, b. 27th July 1802, d. 5th Nov. 1824, and 
Elizabeth Pearce Worrell, b. 17th xMarch 1804. Dr. Edward 
Worrell, d. 18th Oct. 1804. 

Dr. William Worrell, of Fairy Meadow, was the son 
of Edward Worrell and Mary Tilden, dau. of Marmadake 
and Sarah Tilden. Edward Worrell was b. 1719, the son of 
Edward and Mary Worrell. The last named Edward Wor- 
rell was elected a vestryman of St. Paul's Parish, 27th Feb'y 

William Henry Page Worrell, son of Dr. Edward 
and Elizabeth Hanson Frisby Worrell, b. 27th Aug. 1795, m. 
27th Jan'y 1829, Catharine Tilden, dau. of Dr. Charles Tilden, 
of Kent, d. 11th March 1858, and had child., viz., Ann 
Elizabeth Worrell, b. 5th Dec. 1829, d. 4th June 1830,— 
Elizabeth Ann Worrell, b. 31st Jan'y 1831, d. June 26th, 
1845, — Frederick Worrell, — Mary E. Worrell, who m. Joseph 
W. Howard, of Kent,— Charles Edward Worrell, b. 30th 
Sept. 1839, d. 14th Dec. 1843,— Maria Louisa Worrell,— 
William Edward Worrell and Catharine Worrell. 

Dr. Frederick Worrell, son of William Henry Page 
and Catharine Tilden Worrell, m. 14th Oct. 1863, Mary 
Willis Houston, of Lancaster, Pa., and had child., viz., Alice 
Mary Worrell, b. 29th Nov. 1864, d. 14th Oct. 1865,— 
Franklin Houston Worrell, — Frederick Worrell, b. 31st 
March 1867, d. 27th July 1867,— Catharine Worrell, and 
Charles Worrell. 

Sarah Maria Worrell, dau. of Dr. Edward and Eliza- 
beth Hanson Frisby Worrell, m. Maj. Henry Schley, son of 
John and Mary Schley, of Frederick, and had child., viz., 
John Edward Schley, — Charles Schley, — Fairfax Schley, and 
Clara Schley. Mrs. Sarah Maria W. Schley d. 1868, and 
Maj. Schley, 1st April 1871. 


John Edward Schley, son of Major Henry and Sarah 
Maria Worrell Schley, m. 1844, Mary V. Towner, of Shep- 
herdstown, Va., and has a son, Towner Schley, and daus. viz., 
Anna, — Mary Virginia, — Ida, — Clara, — Helen, and Florence 

Charles Schley, son of Maj. Henry and Sarah Maria 
Worrell Schley, m. 1849, Harriet Johnson, a sister of General 
Bradley T. Johnson (see Johnson), who greatly distinguished 
himself in the Confederate array, and with other sons of 
Maryland emulated the glorious deeds of the old Maryland 
Line. They have a son, Bradley Schley, and daus. viz., Lucy, 
— Eleanor, — Jesse, and Sybil Schley. 

Dr. Fairfax Schley, son of Maj. Henry and Sarah 
Maria Worrell Schley, m. 1847, Ann Rebecca L. Steiner, and 
has 4 child., viz., Steiner Schley, — Jennie Schley, — Louis 
Henry Schley, and Agnes Schley. 

Clara Schley, dau. of Maj. Henry and Sarah Maria 
Worrell Schley, m. 1863, Dr. Howard Pinckney, of New 
York, and has a son, William Henry Pinckney. 

Hon. Frederick Hanson, son of Col. Hans and Martha 
Kelto Ward Hanson, b. at Kimbolton, Kent, 22d May 1693, 
m. 14th Feb'y 1711, Mary Lowder, was Chief Just ice of Kent 
County Court in 1732, d. in 1738. His wife, Mary Lowder 
Hanson, d. 1747. They had child., viz., Hans Hanson, b. 
28th Nov. 1712,— Benjamin Hanson, b. 28th Nov. 1714,— 
Frederick Hanson, — Gustavus Hanson, — Mary Hanson, — 
Sarah Hanson, and Ann Hanson, who in. Thomas Perkins, 
son of Daniel and Susanna Starton Perkins (sec Perkins). 

Hans Hanson, son of Judge Frederick and Mary Lowder 
Hanson, d. in 1753, leaving his wife, Margaret Hanson, and 
child., viz., Hans, — George, — Mary, — Martha, and Anne Han- 
son. George Hanson was appointed, 19th June 1777, by Gov- 
ernor Thomas Johnson, Captain in the 20th Battalion of 
Militia, and was High Sheriff of Kent, 1785-1787. 

Hans Hanson, son of Hans and Margaret Hanson, ni. 
Mary Hynson, dau. of Charles and Phoebe Carvill Hynson, 
who'd. Ist Feb'y 1774. Hans Hanson, d. in 1777, leaving 
two child., viz., Martha and William Hanson. 

Mabtha Hanson, dau. of Hans Hanson and Mary Hyn- 
son, m. Dr. William Ringgold, son of Major William Ring- 
gold, of Eastern Neck (see Ringoold), and had child., viz., 
William Ringgold, who m. Maria Nicholson, — Peregrine Ring- 
gold, who m. 29th Dec. 1822, Mary C. Coe, — Harriet Rebeo^ 
Ringgold, who m. 7th Sept. 1820, John Stevenson Constable 

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(see Constable), — James Alexander Ringgold, — Frederick 
Gustavus Ringgold, and Mary Hanson Ringgold, who m. 9th 
Oct. 1821, Hon. James Hodges, of Liberty Hall (see Hodgbb). 

Gustavus Hanson, son of Judge Frederick Hanson and 
Mary Lowder, m. Catharine Tilden, dan. of John Tilden and 
Catharine Blay (see Tilden), and had child., viz., Greorge 
Adolphus Hanson, — Edward Hanson, — Gustavus Hanson, — 
Margaret Hanson, — Sarah Hanson, — Elizabeth Hanson, and 
Catharine Hanson. 

Gustavus Hanson was one of the Committee of Safety, 
Observation and Correspondence, for Kent County, during 
the Revolutionary War. He d. in 1788, and his wife, Mrs. 
Catharine Tilden Hanson, d. in 1794. 

Catharine Blay was the dau. of Col. William Blay, of 
Blay's Range, and Isabella Pearce, dau. of Judge William 
Pearce, of Kent, a son of William Pearce, High Sheriff of 
Cecil in 1687 (see Pearce). 

Margaret Hanson, dau. of Gustavus and Catharine 
Tilden Hanson, m. Thomas Granger, a younger brother of the 
AVilliam Granger before mentioned, and had child., viz., Wil- 
liam, — Thomas, — Mary (who m. John Wroth, see Wroth), — 
Elizabeth, — Peregrine, — Theotlore, — Frederick, and Anna 

George Adolphus Hanson, of Radcliffe Hall, son of 
Gustavus and Catharine Tilden Hanson, was b. 15th Sept. 
1762, and m. 17th March 1789, Rebecca Baird, dau. of Alex- 
ander Baird and Elizabeth Ellis. George Adolphus Hanson, 
d. at Radcliffe Hal), Kent, 16th Oct. 1823, and his wife, 
Rebecca Baird Hanson, at the same place, 1st June 1810. 
They had child., viz., Alexander Baird Hanson, b. 8th Feb'y 
1790, Catharine (who m. 3d Oct. 1839, Dr. Peregrine Wroth 
(see Wroth) and d. 28th Dec. 1854,) and Elizabeth Hanson, 
twins, b. 26th Oct. 1791,— George Hanson, b. 1st Nov. 1793,— 
Lavinia Hanson, b. 5th Dec. 1794, d. 6th Nov. 1851, — Har- 
riet Hanson, b. 12th Feb'y 1799,— George Washington Han- 
son, b. 12th May 1799, and Sarah Rebecca Hanson, b. 31st 
July 1806, d. 4th Nov. 1835. 

Alexander Baird, the father of Rebecca Baird Hanson, 
m. 30th Oct. 1746, Elizabeth Ellis, b. 3d April 1724, d. 3d 
Feb'y 1778, and had child., viz., Francis, b. 25th Sept. 1747, 
—Mary, b. 22d Aug. 1749,— Catharine, b. 18th March 1761, 
— Alexander, b. 8th April 1753, — Ann, b. 1st Dec. 1754,— a 
2d Ann, b. 6th Jan'y 1756, — a 2d Alexander, and Arthur, 
twins, b. 7th March 1758,— Elizabeth, b. 9th Feb'y 1760, 

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—a 2d Catharine, b. 2cl Feb'y 1762,— Sarah and Rebecca, 
twins, h. 20th April 1764, and a 3d Ann Baird, b. 30th March 

Geobqe Washington Hanson, youngest son of George 
Adolphus and Rebecca Baird Hanson, m. Ist June 1830, 
Margaret Ann Wilmer, d. 16th July 1839, and had child., 
viz., Gustavus Adolphus Hanson, b. 16th March 1831, d. 11th 
Aug. 1831, — Catharine Rebecca Hanson, and Pere Wilmer 
Hanson, who m. Sarah Maria Hopper, dau. of Judge Phile- 
mon Blake and Ann Hopper, of Queen Anne's, and had 
child., viz., Margaret McLean, — Ann Hopper, — Pero Wilmer, 
— Ella Anderson, — Lucy Wright, — Charles Edgar, and 
Eugene Douglas Hanson. 

Sec. 67, N. Col. Alexander Baird Hanson, eldest son 
of George Adolphus and Rebecca Baird Hanson, b. the 8th 
Feb'y 1790, at Radcliffe Hall, was educated at Washington 
College. In early manhood he was a bright and zealous 
Mason, of the Royal Arch Degree, and by his exertions the 
Masonic Hall in Chestertown was erected. At this period of 
his life he commanded the Republican Blues, nick-named the 
"Silk Stocking Company," the crack military company of 
Kent county. On the 22d day of December 1829, he m. Susan* 
Wilson Black, dau. of Dr. James and Margaret Wilson Black, 
of Fairfields, Kent, and resided at his country seat, Wood- 
bury, near the head of Sassafras river, in Kent. Subsequently 
he removed to Frederick City, where he spent the remainder 
of his active and useful life. Through his unaided efforts the 
Act of the Assembly of Maryland, of 1839, chapter 217, was 
passed, and the Frederick Female Seminary, at Frederick 
City, owes its existence to him. He remained at the head of 
its direction till the building was completed, and until the 
Board of Directors, by a majority vote, elected an individual 
to be the principal teacher who was considered by him un- 
worthy of the position. Then, with a proper sense of personal 
dignity and honor, he withdrew from the Board of Directors. 
He was elected, 4th of June 1850, President of the Frederick 
County Bank (now, and since the 7th of June 1865, The 
Frederick County National Bank), and filled that position 
until the 19th of Nov. 1867, when he resigned. He was 
appointed on the 14th of July 1852, by the Governor (E. 
Ix)uis Lowe) of Maryland, Commissioner of the Hospital for 
the Insane, which was established by the Act of 1852, chapter 
302 ; and was also appointed by the Governor, then being, 
19th Dec. 1854, a delegate to represent the State of Maryland 

168 OLD KENT. 

in the Commercial Convention, which was held in the City of 
New Orleans, the 12th Jan'y 1855. On the 30th of March 
1855, he was appointed by the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secre- 
tary of War, one of the Board of Visitors to attend the Annual 
Examination of the Military Academy at West Point. For 
many years and at different times he was a Director of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, and of the Chesapeake 
and Ohio Canal Company. 

Mbs. Susan Wilson Black Hanson, d. 24th Oct. 1864, 
in the 65th year of her age, and Col. Alexander Baird Hanson, 
d. 21st Sept. 1868, in the 79th year of his age ; and were both 
interred in the family vault at Frederick, Md. They had 
four child., viz., George Adolphus Hanson, — Margaret Wil- 
son Hanson — Edward Alexander Hanson, and Margaret Black 
Hanson ; of whom only two survive, George A. Hanson, the 
author of Old Kent, and Edward Alexander Hanson, of the 
City of New York. 

Mrs. Susan Wilson Black Hanson was descended from 
James Black, of Londonderry. (See Black.) 

George Adolphus Hanson, Attorney-at-Law, son of Col. 
Alexander Baird and Susan Wilson Black Hanson, ra. 23d 
Sept. 1857, Courtney Cordelia Barraud, dau. of Dr. Daniel 
Cary Barraud and Mary Lawson Chandler, of Norfolk, Va., 
and had child., viz., Alexander Barraud Hanson, — Barraud 
Hanson, — St. George Courtney Hanson, — Mary Susan Han- 
son, — Eldward Anderson Hanson, d., and Catharine Annika 
Hanson, d. 

Mrs. Courtney C. Hanson was a lady of refined culture, 
and rare womanly intellectual endowment. In character and 
disposition, she was as gracefully feminine as any lady that 
ever graced a fireside, adorned a household or gladdened a 
home. On her father's side a Huguenot, she was the grand- 
dau. of Dr. Philip Barraud, one of the distinguished person- 
ages of Norfolk, fifty years or more ago, who was the son of 
Daniel Barraud, the intimate friend of the Earl of Dunmore, 
in ante-Revolutionary times. Her father, on his mother's 
side, was a descendant of Thomas Hansford, who, 13th Nov. 
1676, triumphingly surrendered his mortal life, ** a martyr to 
the right of the people to govern themselves.'' (Sec Bancroft's 
United States, vol. ii, p. 230.) 

Her mother, Mrs. Mary Lawson Barraud, still living, 
is the granddau. of Col. Anthony Lawson, of Revolutionary 
fame, who was- the great-grandson of Col. Anthony Lawson, 
conspicuous in the suppression of the Bacon Rebellion, 1676, 


in Virginia, who was the son of Thomas T^wson, who came 
to Virginia with Capt. John Smith (see History of Virginiay 
by Captaioe lohn Smith, London, 1629). 

Mrs. Courtney C. Hanson departed this life 4th of Aug. 
1871, at Radcliffe Hall, Kent County, Md., and lies buried, 
with her two little children, in Chester Cemetery, near Ches- 

Sec. 67, O. Daniel Barraud, m. Catharine Curie, and 
had child., viz., Sally Curie Barraud, — Philip Barraud, — 
Eleanor Barraud, who d. unm., — Fanny Barraud (who m. 
Dr. Applewhite), and Catharine Curie Barraud, who m. John 

Sally Curle Barraud, dau. of Daniel and Catharine 
Curie Barraud, m. Robert Taylor, and had child., viz., Gen'l. 
Robert Taylor, — Anne Taylor, who m. Governor James Patton 
Preston, of Va., — Sarah Taylor, who ra. William Eyre, of Va., 
and Catharine Taylor. 

Governor James Patton Preston was descended from 
John Preston, whose father and three uncles (Englishmen) 
served under King William and aided in defending London- 
derry, when it was besieged by the Roman Catholics in 1698. 
"He was a Protestant of the Presbyterian denomination, a 
man of strong and correct principles." 

John Preston, b. in Londonderry, Ireland, m. Elizabeth 
Patton (a -sister of Col. James Patton, of Donegal, the ances- 
tor of Gov. John Floyd, of Va., James D. Breckenridge, of 
Kentucky, and Col. W. P.Anderson, U. S. A.), removed to Vir- 

finia in 1740, and had child., viz., Laetitia Preston, b. 1728, in 
reland, — who m. Col. Robert Breckenridge, of Kentucky, — 
Margaret Preston, b. 1730, in Ireland, who m. Rev. John 
Brown, and d. 1802,— William Preston, b. 1732, in Ireland, d. 
at Smithfield, Va., in June 1783, — Ann Preston, who m. 
Francis Smith, of Va., and d. 1813, in Kentucky, — and Mary 
Preston, b. 1740, in Virginia, who m. John Howard, of Va. 
Col. William Preston, only son of John Preston and 
Elizabeth Patton, m. Susanna Smith, dau. of Francis Smith 
and Elizabeth Waddy, and d. in June 1783, aged 53 years, 
leaving 11 child., viz., Elizabeth, who m. William S. Madi- 
son, — John, who m. 1st Miss Radford and 2dly Mrs. Mayo, — 
Francis, who m. Miss Campbell, — Sarah, who m. Col. James 
McDowell, — William, who m. Miss Hancock, — Susanna, who 
m. Nathaniel Hart, — Governor James Patton, — Mary, who m. 
John Lewis, — Laetitia, who m. John Floyd,— Thomas Lewis, 

170 OLD KENT. 

who m. Edmouia Randolph, — and Margaret Preston, who m. 
her relative, Col. John Preston. 

Governor James Patton Preston (b. 27th March 1778, 
d. 4th May 1843, at Smithfield, Va.), son of Col. William 
Preston and Susanna Smith, was in 1813 a Colonel in the U. 
S. Army, and Governor of Virginia, 1816-1819, m. 23d June 
1801, Anne Taylor, dau. of Robert Taylor and Sally Curie 
Barraud, who d. 8th June 1861, aged 84 years, and had child., 
viz., Sarah Barraud Preston, b. 26th May 1804, d. 30th Aug. 
1804,— Hon. William Ballard Preston, b. 29th Nov. 1805,— 
CJen. Robert Taylor Preston, b. 26th May 1809,— James 
Francis Preston, b. 8th Nov. 1813, d. 20th Jan'y 1861 (who 
m. 18th Jan'y 1855, Sarah A. Caperton, dau. of Hugh Ca- 
perton, and had child., viz., Hugh Caperton, — William 
Ballard, and James Fancis Preston, Jr., b. 9th April 1860, 
d. Feb'y 1862),— Virginia Ann Preston, b. 10th Dec. 1815, 
d., — Susanna Edmonia Preston, b. 19th Oct. 1818, d., — and 
Catharine Jane Grace Preston, b. 1st Feb'y 1821, who m. 
27th Nov. 1845, George A. Gilmer, and d. sine prole. 

Hon. William Ballabd Preston, son of Gov. James 
Patton Preston and Ann Taylor, was a member of Congress 
1847-1849, Secretary of the Navy under President Taylor, 
1849-1850, a Senator in the Congress of the Confederate 
States, and d. 16th Nov- 1862. He m. 28th Nov. 1839, 
Lucinda Staples Redd, and had child., viz.. Waller Redd (who 
m. 20th Feb'y 1867, Harriet Means, dau. of Edward Means, 
who d. 22d March 1869),— Ann Taylor (who m. 1st Dec. 
1864, Walter Coles, and d. 12tli July 1868, leaving child., 
viz., Lucy, — Walter, and Nannie Preston Coles, d.), — James 
Patton,— Lucinda Redd (who m. 27th Feb'y 1866, William 
R. Beal, and had child., viz., Ballard Preston, d., — and Annie 
Preston Radford Beal), Jane Grace, and Mary Rezin Preston, 
b. 29th March 1854, d. 12th Jan'y 1861. 

Gen. Robert Taylor Preston, son of Governor James 
Patton Preston and Ann Taylor, m. 21st Jan'y 1833, Mary 
Hart, dau. of Benjamin Hart, of Hartwood, South Carolina, 
and had child., viz., Virginia Ann Emily Preston, — Benjamin 
Hart Preston, b. 1st Feb'y 1836, at Smithfield, Montgomery 
Co., Va., d. 22d June 1.851, and James Patton Preston. 

Virginia Ann Emily Preston, dau. of Gen. Robert Tay- 
lor Preston and Mary Hart, m. 26th Aug. 1856, Robert Stark 
Means, M. D., son of Governor John Hugh Means, of South 
Carolina, and had child., viz., Robert Preston Means, — Sally 
Stark Means, b. 6th Jan'y 1860, at Oakland, Fairfield Dis- 


trict, South Carolina, d. 30th Dec. 1861, — Mary Hart Means, 
b. 20th Feb'y 1861, at same place, d. 17th Aug. 1861,— John 
Hugh Means, and Courtney Hanson Means. 

Major Robert Stark Means, M. D., C. S. A., was des- 
perately wounded at South Mountain, Md.,shot through both 
legs while leading his command. He was promoted, for his 
gallantry and faithful discharge of duty, to be a Colonel. He 
was brave, handsome, gentle, patient in suffering, and very 
amiable. He d. in 1874. 

Gov. John Hugh Means, son of Thomas and Sarah 
Means, b. at Hampton, Fairfield District, South Carolina, 
18th Aug. 1812, m. 23d Jan'y 1833, Sally Stark, dau. of 
Bobert Stark, of Columbia, S. C, and was slain in battle at 
the 2d Manassas. They had child., viz., Col. Robert Stark 
Means, M. D., b. in Columbia, S. C, 10th Dec. 1833, and 
Emma Sally Means. 

Dr. Philip Barraud, son of Daniel and Catharine Curie 
Barraud, m. 22d of July 1783, Ann Blows Hansford (who was 
a half-sister of the Robert Taylor who m. Sarah Curie Bar- 
raud, and was descended from Col. Thomas Hansford who 
was executed by Gov. Berkeley, 13th Nov. 1676, "a martip* 
to the right of the people to govmii tlieimelves^'), and had child., 
viz., Ann Blows, b. 26th Nov. 1785, d. 27th Dec. 1816,— 
John Taylor, b. 4th Jan'y 1788, d. 5th June 1821,— Daniel 
Cary, b. 14th Feb'y 1790, d. 22d of Oct. 1867,— Catharine 
Curie, b. 27th Oct. 1 791, d. 8th Feb'y 1794,— Robert Francis, 
b. 12th April 1794, d. 3d June 1800,— a second Catharine 
Curie, b. 11th Aug. 1796, d. 26th June 1797,— Lewis Hans- 
ford, b. 9th June, and d. 18th June 1800,— Otway Byrd, b. 1 1th 
Nov. 1801, d.,— and Leliana Barraud, b. 11th Feb'y 1805. Dr. 
Philip Barraud d. 26th of Nov. 1830, in the 73d year of his 
age. Mrs. Ann Blows Hansford Barraud d. 6th Nov. 1836, 
in the 76th year of her age. 

Ann Blows Barraud, dau. of Dr. Philip and Ann Blows 
Hansford Barraud, of Norfolk, Va., m. 25th Dec. 1802, Gen. 
John Hartwell Cocke, of Fluvanna Co., Va. He was the 
son of John Hartwell Cocke, the son of Hartwell, who was 
the son of Richard Cocke. Mrs. Ann Blows Barraud Cocke 
d. at Bremo Recess, Fluvanna Co., Va., 27th Dec. 1816, in 
the 31st year of her age, and had child., viz., John Hartwell 
Cocke, b. 25th Jan'y 1804, d. Sept. 1846, sine prole, — Louis- 
iana Barraud Cocke, b. 29th June 1806, who m. Dr. John N. 
Faulcon, of Surrey, and d. 9th Dec. 1829, sine prole, — Gen. 
Philip St. George Cocke, b. 17th April 1809, who m. Sally 

172 OLD KENT. 

Elizabeth Courtney Bowdoin, and d. 26th Dec. 1861, — Ann 
Blows Cocke, who m. Nicholas Francis Cabell, and d. Feb*y 
1862,— Dr. Charles Cary Cocke, b. 1st Jan'y 1814, who m. 
Lucy W. Oliver, — and Sally Faulcon Cocke, b. 8th Sept. 
1816, who m. Dr. Arthur Lee Brent. 

Gen'l Philip St. George Cocke, of Bel mead, Powhatan 
Co., Va., son of Gen'l. John Hartwell and Ann Blows Bar- 
raud Cocke, m. Sally Elizabeth Courtney Bowdoin, and had 
child., viz., John Bowdoin, — Louisiana Barraud, — Sally 
Browne, — Lucy Cary, — Philip St. George, — William RuflGn,— 
Courtney Bowdoin, — Charles Hartwell, — Mary Augusta, — 
Helen Hansford,-^and Ann Blows, b. 19th, and d. 24th 
March 1857. 

Ann Blows Cocke, dau. of Gen'l. John Hartwell and 
Ann Blows Barraud Cocke, ra. Nicholas Francis Cabell, of 
Nelson Co., Va., and had child., viz., Elizabeth Nicholas 
Cabell (who m. William D. Cabell, and had child., viz., Ann 
Blows and Mary Cornelia), — Philip Barraud Cabell (who 
m. Julia Boiling, and had child., viz., Joseph Hartwell, — 
Francis Barraud, and Philip Mason), — Sally Faulcon Cabell, 
and Francis G. Cabell. 

Dr. Charles Cary Cocke, of Bremo, Fluvanna Co.,Va., 
son of Gen'l, John Hartwell, and Ann Blows Barraud Cocke, 
m. Lucy \V. Oliver, and had child., viz., Mary Braxton, — 
John Hartwell, and Leila Barraud Cocke. 

Dr. Daniel Cary Barraud, son of Dr. Philip Barraud and 
Ann Blows Hansford, of Norfolk, m. 16th Sept. 1819, Mrs. 
Mary Lawson Chandler Boush, who was b. 4th Nov. 1797, 
the dau. of George Chandler and Mary Lawson, dau. of Col. 
Anthony Lawson (of the Revolutionary Army), and Mary 

Dr. Daniel Cary Barraud and Mary Lawson Barraud 
tad child., viz., Ann Blows Barraud, b. 13th Oct. 1820, d. 
22d July 1822,— Mira Rosanna Barraud, b. 22nd Sept. 1822, 
m. Samuel Mazyck Wilson, and d. 17th Aug. 1850, — Philip 
6t. George Barraud, b. 23rd May 1825, d. 15th June 1826,— 
Lieutenant John Taylor Barraud, U. S. Navy, b. 23d April 
1826, m. 25th May 1857, Honoria Allmand, and d. from the 
effects of a fever contracted on the coast of Africa, 29th Oct. 
1860, leaving his wife and one child, Mira Wilson Barraud, — 
Captain Thomas Lawson Barraud, 16th Regiment of Virginia 
Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, C. S. Army, b. 26th May, 1828, 
m. his cousin, Mary Baker, was slain in battle at Bristow Sta- 
tion, Va., on the 14th of Oct. 1863, — Mary Jane Barraud, b. 


29th Aug. 1830, d. 8tli Dec. 1852, unm.,— Ann Roy Barraud, 
b. 17th Jan'y 1833, d. 12th Sept. 1834,— Lelia Baker Bar- 
raud, b. 27th Jan'y 1835, d. 10th June 1835, and Courtney 
Cordelia Barraud, b. in Norfolk, 1st of July 1836, m. 23d 
Sept. 1857, George Adolphus Hanson, son of Col. Alexander 
Baird and Susan Wilson Black Hanson, and departed this life, 
at Radcliffe Hall, 4th Aug. 1871, leaving 4 child. Her re- 
mains repose in Chester Cemetery, near Chestertown (see 

Leliana Barraud, dau. of Dr. Philip and Ann Blows 
Hansford Barraud, m. 25th April 1825, Judge Richard H. 
Baker, of Norfolk, and had child., viz., Richard H. Baker, 
who m. 12th Nov. 1850, Nannie M. May, dau. of David and 
Maria Ward Pegram May, — Dr. Philip Barraud Baker, — 
Mary Baker, who m. her cousin, Captain Thomas Lawson 
Barraud, son of Dr. Daniel Cary Barraud, — Lelia Ann Baker, 
b. 5th Aug. 1832, d.,— Ann Barraud Baker, b. 14th Aug. 1834, 
d., — Catharine Beverley Baker, who m. 7th Feb'y 1870, 
Capt. Samuel Wilson, C. S. Army, — Lelia Baker, who m. 7th 
Oct. 1863, Dr. Robert B. Taylor,— and Emily Baker, b. 21st 
Jan'y 1846, who m. 23d Oct. 1873, Theodore S. Garnett, and 
d. 23d Feb'y 1876. 

Sec. 67, P. Mrs. Mary Lawson Barraud is descended 
from Thomas Lawson, who settled at a very early period in 
Virginia. His name is reported in a printed book, " set ovi 
by me Treasurer and Councill in this present year 1620." He 
m. Miss Bray, and had two child., viz., Anthony Lawson, and 
George Lawson. 

Col. Anthony Lawson, son of Thomas I^awson, above 
named, was appointed Sheriff of Princess Anne Co., Va., by 
John Blair, "Commander-in-Chief of the Colony and Domin- 
ion of Virginia," served in the army of Virginia during the 
administrations of Governors Sir William Berkeley, Herbert 
Jeffreys, and Henry Chicheley, and was conspicuous in the 
suppression of the Bacon Rebellion of 1676 ; he m. Elizabeth 
Westgate, and had child., viz., Thomas, and Margaret law- 
son, who m. John Thorowg(X)d. 

Thomas Lawson, son of Col. Anthony Lawson and Eliza- 
beth Westgate, m. Miss Rose, and had child., viz., Anthony, — 
Ann, — Frances, — George, and Thomas lawson.' 

Thomas Lawson, son of Thomas Lawson and 

Rose, m. Frances Sayer, dau. of Charles Sayer, and had child., 
viz., Anthony, — Thomas, and Charles Lawson. 

Col. Anthony Lawson, son of Thomas Lawson and 

174 OLD KENT. 

Franc5e8 Sayer, studied law in early life and was admitted, 
after an examination by Peyton Randolph and George Wythe, 
15th May 1750, to practice in the Courts of Virginia. When 
the Revolutionary War commenced he abandoned the profes- 
sion and joined the Army of Virginia. Early in the war he 
was captured and sent to East Florida, where he was detained 
until released by the following : 

East Florida : 

E.^^^ By his Excellency Patrick Tonyon Esq. Captain 
LL.^ General Governor and Commander-in-Chief in 
■^^^ and over the said Province. 

Permission is hereby given to Anthony Lawson, Esq., to 
pass from hence to Virginia, he being upon his Parole to re- 
lease or cause to be Released, at the desire of the Earl of 
Dunmore, any person or Prisoner there, otherwise to deliver 
himself up again. 

Given under my Hand and Seal, at St. Augustine, 
this twenty-third day of November 1776. 

Pat. Tonyon. 
to all whom it may concern. 

Col. Anthony Lawson, was b. in 1729, m. Mary Calvert 
and d. 16th Feb'y 1785. She was b. in 1742, and d. 18th 
Jan'y 1787, and had child., viz., Thomas, — Richard, — Henry 
Lee, -^ Anthony, — Mary, — Elizabeth (Mrs. Cartwright), — 
Helen, — and Frances Sayer Lawson, who m. Dr. Evans. 

Thomas Lawson, son of Col. Anthony Lawson and Mary 
Calvert, m. Sarah Robinson (dau. of Tully Robinson, son of 
William Robinson), and had child., viz., Anthony Lawson, b. 
14th Aug. 1787, d. unm., — Dr. Thomas Lawson, late Surgeon 
General of the United States Army, b. 29th Aug. 1789, who 
was commissioned, 14th Feb'y 1811, Surgeon mate, by James 
Madison, President of the United States ; commissioned 7th 
Sept. 1816, Surgeon in sixth regiment of Infantry, " to rank as 
such from the 21st of May 1813"; commissioned 1st Feb'y 
1837, Surgeon General by Andrew Jackson, "to rank as such 
from 30th Nov. 1836," and " for distinguished and merito- 
rious services in the field before and during the Mexican 
War" was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General by 
Brevet, by commission dated 3d March 1849, "to rank as 
such from 30th May 1848," and d. at the residence of Dr. 


Daniel Gary Barraud, in Norfolk, Va., 14tli of May 1861, 
unm., — and Tally Robinson Lawsqn, b. 8th June 1793, who d. 

Richard Lawson, son of Col. Anthony and Mary Calvert 
Lawson, m. Miss Godwin, dau. of Joseph Godwin, of Nanse- 
mond, Va., and left one child, Mary Frances Lawson, who m. 
James Edward Wilson, and left child., viz., Indiana E., who 
m. John W. Young, — Catharine, who m. Dr. John O. Payne, 
— Lucy, A., who m. Charles D. Willard, — Mary F., who m. 
Thomas C. Hanford, — and Roscoe T. Wilson, who d. sine 

Anthony Lawson, son of Col. Anthony Lawson and Mary 
Calvert, ni. Miss Marvolt and left one dau., Elizabeth W. 
Lawson, b, 23d Dec. 1805, who m. 29th Nov. 1844, James 
Hill Ransone, who was b. 19th April 1795, and d. 17th 
April 1860, leaving one son. Dr. Alexander Lawson Ransone. 

Mary Lawson, dau. of Col. Anthony Lawson and Mary 
Calvert, m. George Chandler, son of George Chandler and 
Elizabeth Matlock, and had child., viz., George Washington 
Chandler, who d. young, — John Adams Chandler, — and Mary 
Lawson Chandler. 

John Adams Chandler, of the Norfolk Bar, son of George 
Chandler and Mary Lawson, m. Sarah Woodward, and had 
child., viz., Sarah M. Chandler, who m. William A. Nie- 
meycr, — Mary E. Chandler, who m. John Hill, — Martha W. 
Chandler, who m. Rev. Leo Rosser, — Georgiana M. Chandler, 
who m. Henry F. Woodhouse, — and Henrietta C. and Virgi- 
nia F. Chandler, who were the 1st and 2d wives of Henry 

Mary La>vson Chandler, dau. of George Chandler and 
Mary Lawson, m. 1st Mr. Boush, a member of the Legisla- 
ture of Virginia, who d. sine prole] 2dly 16th of Sept. 1819, 
Dr. Daniel Cary Barraud, ana had child (see Barraud). 

Sec. 67, Q. James Black came to this country from 
Londonderry, about the year 1740, with his wife and child., 
viz., James Black, who m. Jennette Wallace, — William Black, 
whose descendants are now living in the Carolinas, — Martha 
Black, who m. Andrew Kerr, — George Black, who m. Mar- 
garet Wallace, and two daus., one of whom m. John Kilgour, 
of Pennsylvania. The Blacks were Scotch-Irish and members 
of the Presbyterian Church. 

James Black, son of the first named James Black, m. 11th 
May 1762, Jennette Wallace, dau. of Andrew and Elianor 
Wallace. She d. 22d April 1774, in the 33d year of her age. 

176 OLD KENT. 

leaving child., viz., Elizabeth Black, b. 24th Jan'y 1763, — 
John Black, b. 3d Nov. 1767,— Mary Black, b. 17th April 1773. 

Elizabeth Black, dau. of James Black and his 1st wife 
Jennette Wallace Black, m. 23d Jan'y 1787, Dr. Joseph Wal- 
lace, son of Joseph Wallace, who d. 28th May 1777, who was 
the son of Andrew Wallace, before mentioned. Dr. Joseph 
Wallace was a surgeon in the Revolutionary army and d. in 
Elkton, in 1796, aged 44 years, and left child., viz., James 
Black Wallace, b. 10th June 1788, and d. at Natchez 3d Sept. 
1825,— Mary Wallace, b. 17th Sept. 1789, and Dr. Joseph 
Wallace, b. 5th Feb'y 1791. 

Mary Wallace, dau. of Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth Black 
Wallace, m. Governor Thomas W. Veazey, who d. 1st July 
1842, in the 69th year of his age, — Mrs. Mary Wallace Veazey, 
d. 9th July 1867. 

Governor Thomas Ward Veazey was descended from 
John Veazey, of Cherry Grove, who was of an old Norman 
family, De Veazie, which removed to England in the 11th 
century. John Veazey settled in Kent prior to the year 1670, 
and received by grant a portion of the tract of land bounding 
on Elk and Bohemia rivers, known as Veazey^s Neck, now iu 
Cecil County. His Will is dated Feb'y 28th 1697, and 
mentions child., viz., William Veazey, — George Veazey (who 
m. Alice, dau. of William and Elizabeth Ward, and had a 
son, William), — Kobert Veazey, who m. Lucy Dermot, — James 
Veazey (who m. Mary Mercer, and had a son, Edward, who 
was captain of the 7th Independent Company, Maryland Line, 
and was killed at the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27th 
1776,— and Edward Veazey. 

William Veazey, eldest son of John Veazey, m. Rosa- 
mond , and had one dau. Susannah Veazey, b. 20th 

Jan^y 1696. 

Susannah Veazey, dau. of William and Rosamond Vea- 
zey, m. 23d March 1717, John Ward, son of William and 
Elizabeth Ward, and had 8 child., one of whom was John 
Ward, b. Mch, 13th,1730. 

John Ward, son of John and Susannah Veazey Ward, m. 
Elizabeth Wilson, of Kent Island, and had a son Joshua Ward, 
b. 31st July 1769. 

Joshua Ward, son of John and Elizabeth Wilson Ward, 
m. in 1793, Sarah, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth De Coursey 
Veazey, and had child., viz., John W. Ward, who m. Eliza- 
beth Roberts, of Cecil Co., — Elizabeth Ward, who m. Dr. 
Joseph Wallace, of Cecil, — Edward Veazey Ward, who m. 


Harriet, dau. of John Fergusson, of Cecil, — ^Dr. James Robert 
Ward, of Baltimore County, who m. Ellen, dau. of John 
McClenahan, of Penna., — Henry Veazey Ward, who m. Caro- 
line, dau. of William B. Reynolds, of Boston, and afterwards 
Ann E., dau. of Judge Merrill, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 
and d. at Dresden, where he was Consul-General for the Re- 
public of Chili, and has descendants living in Boston, — and 
Greorge Washington Ward, of Baltimore, who m. Mary J., 
dau. of Henry and Sophia Wilson, of Fauquier County, Va. 

Edward Veazey, fifth son of John Veazey, m. Susannah 
, and had one son, Col. John Veazey, Jr., b. 12th 
FeVy 1701. 

Col. John Veazey, Jr., of Cherry Grove, son of Edward 
and Susannah Veazey, received an additional grant of land, 
11th Aug. 1753. In 1754, he was Deputy Surveyor for Cecil 
County. He represented Cecil County in the Convention of 
Maryland, of 1774, 1775, and 1776. On the 6th Jan^ 1776 
he was elected Colonel of the Bohemia Battalion. He m. 

Mary , d. 4th May 1777, had child., viz., Edward,— 

William, — John Ward, and Thomas Brocus Veazey. 

Edward Veazey, of Cherry Grove, son of Col. John and 
Mary Veazey, b. 1730, m. 19th Jan'y 1755, Elizabeth De 
Coursey, of Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., Edward, — 
Edward Henry, who m. Rebecca Ward, — Ann,— Sarah, who 
m. Joshua, son of John and Elizabeth W. Ward, — Rebecca, — 
and Thomas Ward Veazey. 

Ann Veazey, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth De Coursey 
Veazey, b. 9th April 1766, m. 25th Nov. 1784, William Ward, 
son of William and Rebecca Davis Ward, and had child., viz., 
William Henry, — James,— Sarah, who m. Dr. John T. Veazey, 
— Juliana, — Eliza, — Ann, who m. Thomas B. Veazey, — Susan, 
and Thomas Veazey Ward. 

Judge William Henry Ward, of Baltimore, son of Wil- 
liam and Ann Veazey Ward, m. Miss Redding, of Delaware, 
and had a dau. Ellen Ward, who m. Robert Gilmor, of Balti- 
more, and had eleven child., viz.. Judge Robert Gilmor, who 
m. Ella M., dau. of B. M. Hodges, Jr., of Baltimore, — Wm. 
Gilmor, who m. Mary, dau. of Philip Barton Key, — Ellen 
Gilmor, who m. Alexander MacTavish, had a child, Francis 
Osborne MacTavish, and afterwards m. Dr. G. Halsted Boj- 
land, — Charles Gilmor, — Col. Harry Gilmor, the celebrated 
Confederate officer, who m. a dau. of Col. Strong, of Pensacola, 
and had 3 child.,— Howard Gilmor, C. S. A., d. 1862, Rich- 


178 OLD KENT. 

ard Tilghman Gilmor, d., Campbell Graham Gilmor, — Arthur 
Gilmor, C. S. A., d. 1864,— Lt. Meredith Gilmor, C. S. A.,— 
and Mary Gilmor. 

Juliana Ward, dau. of William and Ann Veazey Ward, 
m. Dr, George Eead Pearce, of Pearce's Neck, Cecil Co., a 
grandson of George Head who signed the Declaration of 
Independence. Her 2d husband was Ambrose C. Richardson. 

Susan Ward, dau. of William and Ann Veazey Ward, m. 
Andrew Fisher Henderson, son of Frisby and Amelia Fisher 
Henderson, and had child., viz., Amelia Henderson, who m. 
James W. Barrel 1, of Baltimore, son of James Barroll, of 
Kent, — Lavinia Henderson, who ni. James Henry Ferguson, 
of Baltimore, son of Thomas and Carolifte Heide Ferguson, 
of Middlesex Co., Va., — Julia W. Henderson, — Susan Hen- 
derson, who m. Wilson C. N. Carr, son of Hon. Dabney S. 
Carr, — Ellen Henderson, who ra. John A. Whitridge, son of 
Dr. John Whitridge, — Thomas Frisby Henderson, who m. 
Charlotte Kelsey, of Long Island, — and William Ward Hen- 
derson, who m. Flora, dau. of Samuel HoUingsworth. 

Thomas Veazey Ward, of Woodlawn, son of William 
and Ann Veazey Ward, m. Mary Thompson, dau. of Robert 
McLane, of Cecil, and had child., viz., Julia M., who m. Dr. 
Henry W. Cruikshank, — William Ward, of Rosehill, who m. 
Charlotte, dau. of William and Arabella Veazey Knight, of 
Essex Lodge, and represented Cecil county in the Legislature 
of 1875,— Thomas Ward, of Woodlawn and Eliza M. Ward. 
Thomas Veazey Ward d. Nov. 1873. 

Rebecca Veazey, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth De 
Coursey Veazey, m. Joseph Lusby of Cecil, and has one des- 
cendant living, Eliza De Coursey Lusby, of Baltimore. 

Ho^•. Thomas Ward Veazey, son of Edward and Eliza- 
beth De Coursey Veazey, b. 31st Jan'y 1774 ; was Colonel of 
Militia in the war of 1812-14; was several times a member 
of the Maryland Legislature; was Presidential elector in 
1809 and 1813, and voted for James Madison, and was 
Grovernor of Maryland 1835-1838 ; was 1st m. 18th Nov. 
1794 to Sarah Worrell, of Kent county, and had a dau. Sarah^ 
who d. in childhood. His 2d wife was Mary Veazey, m. 
March 29th 1798, and had five child.. Dr. Edward Veazey, — 
Mary L., — Thomas Ward, — George Clinton, — Maria Eliza- 
beth, and May L. Veazey. His 3d wife was Mary, dau. of 
Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth Black Wallace, m. 24th Sept. 1812, 
and had five child., James Wallace Veazey, of Cherry Grove, 
— Joseph Wallace Veazey, d., — Ellen Matilda, who d. in 


childhood^ — Elizabeth Black Vcazey, who m. Benjamin B. 
Crayeroft, of Philadelphia, — and Mary Emma Veazey, who 
m. Dr. Samuel E. Mills. 

Db. Thomas Brocus Veazey, of Essex Lodge, son of 
Colonel John Veazey, b. March 29th 1750, m. 29th March 
1781, Mary Thompson, dau. of Rev. William Thompson, of 
St. Stephen's Church, Cecil county, and Miss Ross, dau. of 
Rev. Grco. Ross, of New Castle, Del., a sister of George Ross, 
who signed the Declaration of Independence. He d. 6th 
FeVy 1826, and had four child., viz., John Thompson, — 
Juliana Ross, who m. Thomas Savin, of Port Deposit, Cecil 
county^ — Maria, who m. Isaac B. Parker, of Burlington, New 
Jersey, and Thomas Brocus Veazey. 

Dr. John Thompson Veazey, of Mount Harmon, son of 
Dr. Thomas Brocus and Mary Thomjison Vcazey, b. 22d July 
1783, m. 23d Jan'y 1815, Sarah, dau. of William and Ann 
Veazey Ward, of Woodlawn. He d. March 30th 1839, and 
had four sons, viz., William T., — John T., — George Ro&s, — and 
Thomas Brocus, who was captured in the Ijopcz Expedition 
and shot by the Cubans 16th Aug. 1851. 

George Ross Veazey, son of Dr. John Thompson and 
Sarah Ward Veazey, b. 17th Jan'y 1820, was a member of 
the Baltimore bar, m. 16th May 1850, Eliza Duncan, dau. of 
Rev. John Mason and Eliza AjLcKim Duncan, and grand-dau. 
of 'John McKim, Jr., of Baltimore, d. 12th Sept. 1856, and 
had four sons, viz., Duncan,— Geo. Ross, d., — Isaac Parker — 
and McKim Veazey, d. 

Isaac Parker Veazey, Attorncy-at-Law, son of George 
Ross and Eliza Duncan Vcazey, m. April 13th, 1875, Grace 
Graddess, dau. of Thomas Stockton and Elizabeth Revely 
Gaddess, of Baltimore. 

Thomas Brocus Veazey, of Essex Lodge, son of Dr. 
Thomas Brocus and Mary Thompson Veazey, b. Jan'y 30th, 
1792, m. Ann Ward, dau. of William and Ann V. Ward, and 
had one child, Arabella Vcazey. 

Arabella Veazey, dau. of Thomas Brocus and Ann 
Ward Veazey, m. William Knight, of Cecil. She d. in Dec. 
1873, and had six child., viz., Catharine, who m. Robert 
Barton, of Winchester, Va., — Charlotte, who m. William 
Ward, of Rosehill, son of Thos. Veazey and Mary McLane 
Ward, — Annie, — Julia, — Arabella, d., and Nellie Knight, of 
Essex Lodge. 

Db. Joseph Wallace, son of Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth 
Black Wallace, m. Elizabeth Ward, and left four child., viz.. 

180 OLD KENT. [Sec. 67, A*, 

George F. Wallace, — Dr. Joseph Veazey Wallace, — Caroline 
Wallace, and Laura Virginia Wallace. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Black Wallace survived her 1st husband, 
Dr. Joseph Wallace, and m. 31st Aug. 1799, Dr. John Groome, 
who was the son of Charles Groome, of Kent County. 

Sec. 67, R. Charles Groome, son of Samuel Groome, a 
Church Warden of St. Paul's Parish in the year 1726, m. 
twice. By his 1st wife he had eight child., of whom the fol- 
lowing survived him, viz., James Groome (who m. Sarah 
Perkins, dau. of Col. Isaac Perkins, and had child., viz., 
Isaac, — Charles and James Groome), — John Groome, — Daniel 
Groome, — Charles Groome, and Sarah Groome, who d. in 
1798. By his 2d wife, Sarah Kennard, he, also, had eight 
child., viz., Milcah,b. 2d Sept. 1773, d. 2d Sept. 1792,— Ann, 
b. 23d July 1775,— Samuel, b. 7th May 1777,— Henrietta, b. 
23d March 1779 (who m. William Pearce),— Elizabeth, b. 
20th April 1781,— Mary, b. 2d March 1785,— William Hyn- 
son Groome, b. 13th June 1788, and Joseph Groome, b. 3d 
Oct. 1791. Charles Groome, d. of small-i)ox, 20th March 
1791: that year being memorable in Kent for the general 
inoculation of the inhabitants, to prevent the ravages of that 
loathsome disease. He was the Register of Chester Parish, 
Kent, from the 4th of Feb'y 1766, until his death. 

William Hynson Groome, son of Charles and Sarah 
Kennard Groome, m. 13th Nov. 1833, Elizabeth Matilda 
Kennard, his first cousin (a dau. of Owen and Ann Kennard), 
who was b. 2d May 1807, and d. 4th Jan'y 1863. He d. 9th 
Jan'y 1869. They had child., viz., Charles Owen (who m. 
24th Nov. 1858, Helen Virginia Daingerfield, who d. 15th 
March 1875), — Ann Kennard, — William Hynson and Samuel 
Thomas, — Sarah Elizabeth, — Susan Amelia, — Maria Eliza- 
beth and Robert William Groome, who m. 28th Sept. 1871, 
Elizabeth Ann Trippe, of Newtown, L. I., and has a dau. 
Elinor Condit Groome. 

Ann Kennard Groome, dau. of William Hynson and 
Elizabeth Matilda Kennard Groome, m. 6th Feb'y 1862, 
Elias O. Dawson, of Easton, and had child., viz., Elizabeth 
Groome, — William Groome, — Edith, — Ann Kennard, — Edith 
Offley and Claude Brownrigg Dawson. 

Mary Groome, dau. of Charles and Sarah Kennard Groome, 
m. in 1802, Josias Kinggold, and had child., viz., Josias, — 
Sarah Ann, — Charles, — Mary Ann, — Henrietta Groome, and 
William Groome Ringgold. Mrs. Mary Groome Ringgold 
survived her husband and m. Benjamin Blackistou Wroth. 
(See Ringgold and Wroth.) 


Samuel Groome, son of Charles and Sarah Keunard 
Groome^ m. Ist of Oct. 1812, Deborah Morris, dau. of James 
Morris a descendant of Anthony Morris, who was b. at St. 
Dnostan's Stepney of London, 23d Aug. 1654. He d. 14th 
March 1828, and she d. 2d Jan'y 1821, in the 39th year of 
her age. Two of their child, survived, viz., Anna Matilda 
(who m. 25th Nov. 1840, Philip Henry Feddeman, and had 
a son, Morris Groome Feddeman), and Mary Elizabeth 

Mary Elizabeth Groome, dau. of Samuel and Deborah 
Morris Groome, m. 9th June 1840, William Smyth Thompson, 
and had child., viz., Elizabeth Morris, — Samuel Groome, — 
Sarah Matilda, — Mary Rebecca, — William Augustine (who 
m. 9th June 1875, Florence Hungerford), and Charles Doudle 

Db, Samuel Groome Thompson, son of William Smyth 
and Mary Elizabeth Groome Thompson, m. 8th July 
1864, Miss Caroline Nixon Winchester, and had child., viz., 
Mary Groome, — Jacob Winchester, and Elizabeth Morris 

Sarah Matilda Thompson, dau. of William Smyth and 
Mary Elizabeth Groome Thompson, m. 28th Feb'y 1867 
Frederick G. Eareckson, and had child., viz., Frederica Rose, 
— Mary, — William Augustine Thompson, — Ellen Sophie, — 
and Matilda Groome Eareckson. 

Ann Groome, dau. of Charles and Sarah Kennard Groome, 
m. James Buchanan, and had a dau., Mary Ann Buchanan. 

Mary Ann Buchanan, dau. of James and Ann Groome 
Buchanan, m. Richard Frisby, and had child., viz., William 
Groome, — Richard (who m. Catharine Humphreys), — Eliza- 
beth, and Mary Ann Frisby. 

William Groome Frisby, son of Richard and Mary Ann 
Buchanan Frisby, m. 8th Feb'y 1849, Mary Matilda Fisher, 
dau. of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann Ringgold Fisher, and had 
child., viz., Mary, — William Groome, — Charles Jacob, — 
Matilda, and William Groome Frisby. 

Elizabeth Frisby, dau. of Richard and Mary Ann Buch- 
anan Frisby, m. Sylvester Sanncr, and had child., viz., Mary 
Virginia, — Albert, — James, — Annie Elizabeth, — George, — 
Martha, — William, and Matilda Sanncr. 

Dr. John Groome, son of Charles Groome and his 1st 
wife, m. 31st Aug. 1799, Mrs. Elizabeth Black Wallace, dau. 
of James and Jennette Wallace Black, and the widow of Doc- 
tor Joseph Wallace, of Elkton. She d. 7th May 1817, in the 

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55th year of her age, and Dr. John Groome d. 18th May 1830, 
in the 62d year of his age. They had child., viz., John 
Charles Groome, b. 8th of June 1800, d. 30th Nov. 1866 ; 
Samuel William Groome, b. 26th July 1802, d. May 1843; 
and Elizabeth Jennette Groome, b. 12th Feb. 1805, and d. 
20th Aug. 1866. 

Gen. John Charles Groome, son of Dr. John and Eliza- 
beth Black Wallace Groome, m. 6th December 1836, Elizabeth 
Riddle Black, dau. of Judge James Rice and Maria E. Stokes 
Black. He d. in Elkton, 30th Nov. 1846, and had child., 
viz., James Black Groome, — John Charles Groome, who d. at 
the verge of a promising manhood, — Maria Stokes Groome, — 
Elizabeth Black Groome, and Jane Sarah Groome, who m. 
Dr. John Janvier Black, of New Castle. 

Hon. James Black Groome, son of Gen. John Charles 
and Elizabeth R. Black Groome, was Governor of Maryland 
in 1874 and 1875. He m. 29th Feb'y 1876, Alice L. Edmond- 
son, dau. of Col. Horace Leeds Edmondson. 

Maria Stokes Groome, dau. of Gen. John Charles and 
Elizabeth R. Black Groome, m. 27th April 1864, Hon. Wil- 
liam M. Knight (at present member of the Senate of Maryland, 
and a son of William Knight and Rebecca D. Ringgold, dau. 
of Samuel Ringgold), and had child., viz., William, — John 
Charles Groome, — Elizabeth Groome, — Ethel, and James 
Groome Knight. 

Elizabeth Black Groome, dau. of Gen'l. John Charles 
and Elizabeth R. Black Groome, m. 12th June 1866, Hon. 
Albert Constable, son of Albert and Hannah Archer Consta- 
ble, and had child., viz., Alice, — Arlinc, — John, — and Albert 
Constable (see Constable). 

Dr. Samuel William Groome, son of Dr. John and 
Elizabeth Black Wallace Groome, m. 26th Jan'y 1830, Eliza- 
beth Allen, of Phila., and d. May 1843, leaving two child., 
viz., Anna Groome, who m. Charles C. Whittlesey, and Samuel 
W. Groome, who m. Frances Connelly, of Phila., and had 
child., viz., Henry Connelly Groome, — John Chas. Groome, 
and Eliza Andrews Groome. 

Elizabeth Jennette Groome, dau. of Dr. John and 
Elizabeth Black Wallace Groome, m. Capt. Matthew C. 
Pearce. She d. at Elkton, 20th Aug. 1866, and left three 
child., viz., Mary Wallace Pearce, who m. Andrew Mitchell, — 
Jennette Pearce and Ella Pearce. 

BLACK — KERR. 183 

Mary Black, dan. of James Black and his 1st wife Jcn- 
nette Wallace Black, m. James Scott, of Kent, and left child., 
viz., Eliza, — John, — Mary Ann, and Maria Jane Scott. 

Sec. 67, S. James Black, son of James Black, the first 
named, m. a 2d time 14th Feb'y 1775, Margaret Evans, who 
d. 13th Sept. 1779, aged 35 years, leaving one dau. Ann Black, 
b. 16th Nov. 1776, who m. Capt. William Hollingsworth, 
and d. 20th July 1830. He m. a 3d time, 22d Nov. 1780, 
Mary Rice, dau. of Evans Rice, and had child., viz., Jane 
Black, b. 2d Nov. 1781, d. 18th May 1786,— Martha, b. 9th 
Aug. 1783, d. 27th Sept. 1783,— James Rice Black, b. 14th 
May 1785,— Sarah Black, b. 26th Sept. 1787, d. 3d Dec. 
1861,— Catharine Maria Black, b. 5th Oct. 1789, m. John 
Donaldson, of Phila., d. Jan'y 9th, 1865, and Jane Black, b. 
12th Oct. 1791, d. 18th Dec. 1845,— James Black, d. 30th 
Oct. 1794, in the 63d year of his age. Mrs. Mary Rice Black, 
d. 10th Sept. 1833, aged 77 years. 

Judge James Rice Black, of New Castle, Delaware, son 
of James and Mary Rice Black, m. Maria E. Stokes, of Phila., 
and left child., viz., Mary Black, who m. Dr. James Couper, 
of New Castle, Delaware, — Elizabeth Riddle Black, who m. 
Gen'l. John Charles Groome, of Elkton, and Sarah Black, 
who m. Commander William L. Young, U. S. N., and had 
child., viz., James Black Young, — Betty Conrad Young (who 
m. Samuel Welsh, Jr., of Phila., and had a son Samuel VVelsh 
Young), — Robert Young, — Wm. L. Young, — Catharine Maria 
Doualason Young, and Philip R. Fendall Young. 

James Black Young, son of William L. and Sarah Black 
Young, m. Miss Welsh, a sister of the said Samuel Welsh. 

Mabtha Black, dau. of the first named James Black, m. 
Andrew Kerr, and had child., viz., Mary, who m. Mr. Sharpe, 
of Kentucky, — Samuel, who m. Miss Corre, dau. of Jas. Corre, 
of Kent, — Elizabeth (who m. Henry Pearce, and had a child, 
Sarah Ann Pearce), — Patty (who m. Benjamin Merritt, and 
had child., viz., William K., George A., and Adelina K. Mer- 
ritt), — James, — Andrew, and Charlotte Kerr, who m. Joseph 

Andrew Kekr, son of Andrew and Martha Black Kerr, 
m. Hannah Gillespie, and had child., viz., Mary, who m. 
Francis G. Parke, of Cecil, and had a son, Andrew Kerr 
Parke, — George G., and James Black Kerr. 

George Black, son of the first named James Black, 
resided at Fairfields, Kent ; about the year 1770, he m. Mar- 
garet Wallace, dau. of Andrew and Elianor Wallace, before 

184 OLD KENT. 

mentioned. He d. Jan'y 1797, and left child., viz., James 
Black, — Ann Black, who m. James Salsbury, — George Black, 
— John Black, — Elizabeth Black, who m. Mr. Giles, — Apdrew 
Black, and Thomas Black. 

John Black, son of George and Margaret Wallace Black, 
m. Mary Perkins, dau. Col. Isaac Perkins, and left two child., 
viz., Eliza Jane Black, and Caroline Ann Black. 

Eliza Jane Black, dau. of John and Mary Perkins 
Black, m. in 1822, Benjamin Merritt, before mentioned, and 
had child., viz., Thomas Albert Merritt (who d. 1857), — 
Benjamin Gustavus Merritt, — James Black Merritt, — Samuel 
Augustus Merritt, — Mary Ann Merritt, and Caroline Rebecca 

Rev. James Black Mekritt, son of Benjamin and Eliza 
Jane Black Merritt, m. Hannah P. Webb, dau. of Dr. Samuel 
Webb, of Kent Co., Delaware. 

Caroline Ann Black, dau. of John and Mary Perkins 
Black, m. John Carvill Sutton, d. 6th July 1875, leaving 
child., viz., Mary Ann, — John Carvill, — Sarah, — Caroline, — 
James, and Ann Matilda Sutton. 

Dr. James Black, eldest son of George and Margaret 
Wallace Black, was b. at Fairfields, Kent, 4th Jan'y 1772, 
and m. 12th Dec. 1708, Margaret Wilson, dau. of John and 
Mary Perkins Wilson. Dr. James Black d, 27th Oct. 1804. 
Mrs. Margaret Wilson Black was B. at the White House, 
Kent, 29th Dec. 1779, and d. 7th Sept. 1815. They were 
both buried at Shrewsbury. They left two child., viz., Susan 
Wilson Black, who m. Col. Alexander Baird Hanson, of 
Woodbury, Kent (see Hanson), and Maj. John Gustavus Black. 

Ma J. John Gustavus Black, son of Dr. James and Marga- 
ret Wilson Black, was b. at Fairfields, and m. 4th June 1833, 
Alphonsa Cummins, of Smyrna, Delaware, dau. of John and 
Susan Wilson Cummins, and has child., viz., James Edgar 
Black, — Susan Cummins Black, — Margaret Wilson Black 
(who m. 3d Nov. 1870, Dr. George S. Culbreth, U. S. N., 
and has a dau., Susan Black Culbreth), and Eugenia Black. 

Sec. 67, T. The Wiusons came from England to the Pro- 
vince of Maryland about the year 1700, and settled in Shrews- 
bury Parish, Kent. 

James Wilson, of Old Field Point, d. at a very advanced 
age in 1732, leaving his wife, Catharine Wilson, and child., 
viz., James Wil8on,--John Wilson,-~George Wilson, and 
Mary Wilson, who m. Thomas Woodland. 

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George Wilson, of Broad Oak, son of James and Catha- 
ried Wilson, m, Mary Kennard. He was a delegate from 
Kent County in the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions 
of 1728, 1731, 1732, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1740, 1745, 1746, 
and 1747. He d. in 1748, and left <3hild., viz., George Wil- 
son, — Mary Wilson (who m. Andrew Hynson, and haa child., 
viz., Sarah, b. 9th Aug. 1750,— Thomas, b. 10th April 1752, 
and Andrew Hynson, b. 9th Dec. 1753), — Sarah Wilson, — 
Frances Wilson (who m. William Woodland and had a son, 
William Woodland, b. 15th Oct. 1754),— Rachel Wilson (who 
m. William Downs and had a child, Araminta Wilson Downs, 
b. 9th April 1760),— Araminta Wilson, who d. 1760, and 
Millison Wilson, who m. Dr. William Rogers, a brother of 
Hon. John Rogers, Chancellor of Maryland from 20th March 
1778 until his death in 1780. 

Geokge Wii^on, of Castle Cairy, son of George and Mary 
Kennard Wilson, m. Margaret Hall, and left child., viz., 
George Wilson, — John Wilson, — William Wilson, — Mary 
Wilson, who m. Col. William Henry, of the Revolutionary 
Army, and Sarah Wilson, who m. George Wilson and was the 
mother of Richard Wilson. Mrs. Margaret Hall Wilson sur- 
vived George Wilson, and m. Gen. St. Clair, of the Revolution- 
ary Army, by whom she had a son, Dr. Campbell St. Clair, of 
Sussex Co., Delaware. The old Dowager, as she was called, 
Mrs. Mary Kennard Wilson, survived her and was living at 
Broad Oak, and was so enraged with her for marrying a second 
time that she would not allow Mrs. St. Clair to be interred with 
her child, and 1st husband in the Wilson family vault. 

Geouge WirJSON, eldest son of George and Margaret Hall 
Wilson, m. Susan Holliday (who was the dau. of Robert and 
Phoebe Morris Holliday. Phoebe Morris Holliday was the 
dau. of James and Margaret Cook Morris. James Morris was 
the son of Anthony Morris, who was b. at St. Dunstans Step- 
ney of London, 23d Aug. 1654, m. Mary Jones, 30th Jan*y 
1676, and d. 24th Oct. 1721), and had the following child,, viz., 
George, — Phoebe, — Robert, — George William, — Milicent, — 
Susan, — Rachel, who m. Edward Price Wilmer (see Wilmer), 
— John, — and Margaret Wilson. 

Phoebe Wilson, dau. of George and Susan Holliday Wil- 
son, was b. 4th Feb'y 1779, m. 8th Dec. 1801, Philip Freeman 
Rasin, who was b. 4th Oct. 1771, and had child., viz., Jacob 
Freeman Rasin, b. 24th Feb'y 1803 (who m. 17th Feb'y 1825, 
Mary Reyner, dau. of John and Araminta Crew Reyner), — 
George Wilson Rasin, b. 6th Jan'y 1805, — Robert Wilson Ra- 

186 OLD KENT. 

sin, b. 16th Sept. 1806,— Edward Freeman Easin, b. 16th 
April 1809,— James Morris Rasin, b. 6th Feb'y 1811,— Henry 
Holliday Easin, b. 29th Dec. 1812,— Ann Editha Rasin, b. 
12th Sept. 1814,- Caroline Rasin, b. 26th Jan'y 1816,— So- 
phia Lavinia Rasin, b. 28th Feb'y 1817,— and Philip Alex- 
ander Rasin, b. 3d Nov. 1820. 

Robert Wilson Rasin, son of Philip Freeman and Phoebe 
Wilson Rasin, m. 8th May 1832, Mary Rebecca Ringgold, 
dau. of Edward and Martha Ringgold, and had child., viz., 
Isaac Freeman, — Phoebe Wilson, — ^Robert Wilson Ijowber, — 
and Alfred Ringgold Rasin. 

Isaac Freeman Rasin, son of Robert Wilson and Mary 
Rebecca Ringgold Rasin, m. 4th March 1862, Julia Ann Clay- 
pool, and had child., viz., Martha Anne Rasin, — Genevieve 
Rinegold Rasin, — Howard Claypool Rasin, — John Thomas 
Rasm, and Morris Claypool Rasin. 

Robert Wit^on Lowber Rasin, son of Robert Wilson 
and Maiy Rebecca Ringgold Rasin, m. 19th June 1860, Mar- 
garet Ann Johnson, and had child., viz., Mary Ringgold Ra- 
sin, — Lelian Maria Rasin, d., — Robert Cooper Rasin, — Grace 
Rasin, — Bessie Rasin, and Viola Rasin. 

Alfred Ringgold Rasin, son of Robert Wilson and Mary 
Rebecca Ringgold Rasin, m. 8th May 1866, Mary E. Hook, 
who d. 20th Sept. 1867, and left one child, Mary Clara Rasin. 
He ra. 2ndly 17th Oct. 1869, Frances Dorsey, and has one 
child, Matilda Dorsey Ringgold Rasin. 

Dr. Edward Freeman Rasin, son of Philip Freeman and 
Phoebe Wilson Rasin, m. 14th April 1838, Jannette Turner. 
His 2nd wife was Ann Cacy, and had child., viz., Erastus, — 
John, — Ethland, and Hellen Rasin. 

Henry Holliday Rasin, son of Pliilip Freeman and 
Phoebe Wilson Rasin, m. 11th April 1849, Anna E. Wood- 
land, and had child., viz., Augusta Lavinia, — Henry Turner, 
— Walter W., and Albert Norris Rasin. 

George W. Wilson, son of George and Susan Holliday Wil- 
son, m. Williamann Ringgold, dau. of James and Ann Rob- 
erts Ringgold, and had child., viz., Susan Elizabeth, — Mary 
Henry, — Georgianna Sophia, — John William, — James Ring- 
gold, — George Holliday, — Julianna Virginia, — William 
George, — Ann Williamina, and Maria Deborah Wilson. 

Susan Elizabeth Wilson, dau. of George William and 
Williamann Ringgold Wilson, m. 2d June 1829, Dr. James 
Heighe, and had child., viz., Ann Virginia, — Laura Jane, — 
Georgina Louisa, — William Handy, — Mary Ellen, — Evelina 


Rosamond, — Margaret E. (who m. 13tli Nov. 1859, George 
Wilson Spencer), and Susan Elizabeth Heighe. Mrs. Susan 
Elizabeth Wilson Heighe d. 28th Dec. 1875, aged about 70 

"* JuLiANNA Virginia Wilson, dau. of George William and 
Williamann Ringgold Wilson, m. Thomas Stephens, and had 
child., viz., Olivia Virginia, — Henry Rasin, — Ann Louisa, — 
Maria Caroline, — George W. Wilson, and Genevieve Geral- 
deen Stephens. 

William George Wii^on, son of George William and 
Williamann Ringgold Wilson, m. Margaret Travilla, and had 
one child, William George Wilson. 

Maria Deborah Wiii50N, dau. of George William and 
Williamann Ringgold Wilson, m. John Dunlap, and had 
child., viz., Ann Wilson, — James Heighe, — Edwin Wilmer, — 
Alexander Hart, and Maria Wilson Dunlap. 

Milicent Wilson, dau. of George and Susan HoUiday 
Wilson, m. Jervis Spencer, and had child., viz., Louisa Vir- 
ginia, — Ann Caroline, — Alexander Hambleton, — George Wil- 
son and William Spencer. 

Milicent Wii^on Spenceu survived her first husband, 
Jervis Spencer, and m. William Reading, and had child., viz., 
Delia and Louisa Reading. 

George Wilson Spencer, son of Jervis and Milicent Wil- 
son Spencer, m. 19th May 1836, Margaretta Ringgold, and 
had child., viz., Helen Spencer — Jervis Spencer (who m. 2l8t 
Jan'y 1862, Catharine Staples), — Charlotte Spencer, and Laura 
Spencer. He survived his wife, Margaretta R. Spencer, and m. 
13th Nov. 1869, Margaret E. Heighe, dau. of Dr. James and 
Susan E. Wilson Heighe, and had child., viz., George W. 
Spencer and Lizzie Spencer. 

Helen Spencer, dau. of George Wilson and Margaretta 
Ringgold Spencer, m, 15th Jan'y 1859, Nathaniel W. Comegys, 
son of John M. Comegys, and had child., viz., George Spencer 
Comegys, and John M. Comegys. 

Charlotte Spencer, dau. of George Wilson and Marga- 
retta Ringgold Spencer, m. 16th Jan'y 1862, John Lathem 
Wethered, son of Peregrine Wethered, and had child., viz., 
Margaretta Spencer, — ^Xlary Elizabeth, and John Lathem 
Wethered. (See Wethered.) 

Mrs. Charlotte Spencer Wethered survived her husband, 
John Lathem Wethered, and m. 25th May 1875, Thomas W. 
Wickes, of Chestertown, a son of Simon, son of Capt. Simon 

188 OLD KENT. 

Laura Spencer, dau. of George Wilson and Margaretta 
Kinggold Spencer, m. Oct. 1867, Addison Emory, son of Wil- 
liam Emory, of Queen Anne's, and had a dan., Laura Spencer 

Susan Wilson, dau. of George and Susan Holliday Wil- 
son, m. John Cummins, of Smyrna, Delaware, and had child., 
viz., Susan Holliday (who m. Dr. Daniel M. Fisler, and had 
a dau. Mary Caroline Fisler), — George Wilson, — John Holli- 
day, — Alphonsa (who m. Maj. John G. Black, see Black), — 
William, — Daniel, — Mary (who m. Daniel B. Cummins, and 
had a dau., Mary Ellen Cummins), — Martha (who m. Alfred 
Barratt, and had child., viz., Alfred, — Clara and Adcle Bar- 
ratt), — David James, — Robert Holliday, and Alexander G. 
Cummins, who m. Louisa Hayes. 

George Wilson Cummins, son of John and Susan Wilson 
Cummins, m. Evelina M. Denny, and had child., viz., George 
Wilson Cummins, Jr.,— Sarah A., — Louisa A., and Walter 

John Holliday Cummins, son of John and Susan Wilson 
Cummins, m. Martha Ringgold, and had child., viz., Martha 
R. and Mary J. Cummins. His 2d wife was Rebecca B. 
Ringgold, and had child., viz., John Ringgold, and Thomas 
Henry Cummins. 

Dr. William Cummins, son of John and Susan Wilson 
Cummins, m. Ellen Theresa Lowber, dau. of John and Mar- 
garet Wilson Lowber, and had child., viz., Margaret, — Wil- 
liam A. and Robert L. Cummins. 

Daniel Cummins, son of John and Susan Wilson Cummins, 
m. Martha Ann Raymond, and had child., viz., Eliza B. and 
Alfred L. Cummins. 

David James Cummins, son of John and Susan Wilson 
Cummins, m. Juliet V. Polk, and had child., viz., William 
P., — Margaret P., — Susan F., and Juliet A. Cummins. 

Margaret Wii-son, dau. of George and Susan Holliday 
Wilson, m. John Lowber, and had child., viz., Charles A., — 
Ellen Theresa (who m. Dr. William Cummins), — Robert 
Wilson, — Edward S., — Rachel Maria (who m. David Smith, 
and had child., viz., Otis, — Evans, and David L. Smith), — 
Jane, — John H., — Catharine (who m. Gov. William Temple, 
and had child., viz., John C, and Robert L. Temple), — Mar- 
garet and James H. Lowber. 

i Charles A. Lowber, son of John and Margaret Wilson 
Lowber, m. Catharine Dougherty, who d. leaving child., viz., 


Margaret, — Catharine, and Martha Lowbcr. His 2u(l wife 
was Emily Saflbrd, who had a chihl, Emily Lowber, 

Robert Wilson Lowber, son of John and Margaret Wil- 
son Lowber, ni. Maria Bergen. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth 
Redfield, who had a dau., Elizabeth I^owbcr. 

Edward S. Lowber, son of John and Margaret Wilson 
Lowber, m. Elizabeth Ellsworth, and had child., viz., Lsa- 
bella, — Mary, and Ida I^owber. 

John H, Lowber, son of John and JIargaret Wilson Low- 
ber, m. Priscilla Strover, and had a chihl, Elizabeth Lowber. 

John Wilson, son of George and Margaret Hall Wilson, 
ni. 27th Feb'y 1779, Mary Perkins, of the White House, dau. 
of Thomas and Ann Hanson Perkins, and d., leaving his wife 
and child., viz., Frederick Wilson, — William Rogers Wilson, 
Thomas Wilson (who m. Margaret Kane, and d. 1829), and 
Margaret Wilson, who m. Dr. James Black. (See Black.) 

Capt. Frederick Wilson, son of John and Mary Perkins 
Wilson, ra. Sarah L. Stuart, dau. of Dr. Alexander Stuart, by 
his 1st wife, Sally liasin. He commande<l the troop of horse 
at the battle of Caulk's Field. 

William Rogers Wii^jON, son of John and Mary Perkins 
Wilson, fell in a duel with Edward Pearce. The fatal bullet 
is still in existence, in the possession of the writer. 

Sec. 67, U. Three or more members of the Perkins family 
came to America about the year 1700. One of them settled 
in New England, and two, David Perkins and Daniel Per- 
kins, settled in Kent. They were (iuakers, and came from 
Wales. The name was sometimes spelled Pearkins. They 
were extensive land owners, and for several generations pos- 
sessed great wealth. 

David Perkins m. 18th Feb'y 1723, Sarah Ileding, and 
had child., viz., Elizabeth Perkins (who m. 18th Aug. 1745, 
William Wilson), and Sarah Perkins. 

Sarah Perkins, dau. of David and Sarah Jleding Perkins, 
m, 31st July 1746, and was the 1st wife of Ebonezer lieyner, 
and had child., viz., Amelia, b. 8th May 1747, — Margaret, b, 
14th Oct. 1749,— Kebecca, b. 7th Sept. 1751,— Sarah, b. 14th 
July 1753,— Hannah, b. loth April 1756,— Ebenezer, b. 11th 
Feb'y 1758, and Margaret Reyncr, b. 10th Aug. 176a 

Daniel Perkins m. in May 1715, Susannah Starton, and 
d. in 1744. They had child., viz., Ebenezer Perkins, b. 7th 
April 1717,— Elinor Perkins, b. 16th March 1718,— Thomas 

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Perkins, b. 12th March 1720, — Susannah Perkins, b. 3d Dee, 
1723,— Daniel Perkins, b. 27th Oct. 1725,— Elizabeth Per- 
kins, b. 11th April 1728, and Sarah Perkins, b. 16th Oct. 

Elizabeth Perkins, dau. of Daniel and Susannah Starton 
Perkins, ni. 28th June 17G4, and was the 2nd wife of Eben- 
ezer Reyncr, and had child., viz.. Susana, b. 15th May 1765, — 
Martha, b. 5th Nov. 1766, and Eh'zabcth Reyner, b. 10th 
Feb'y 1771. 

Ebenezer JIeynek survived his 2nd wife and m,, 5th 
Dec. 1771, Rachel Boyer. He was Clerk or Register to the 
Vestry of Shrewsbury Parish, and thus, minutely, records the 
birth of his child., viz., Amelia Reyner, " b. the 28th day of 
June, at four o'clock in the morning, 1773,'^ — John Reyner, 
"b. 25th of Oct. 1775,"— Stephen Reyner, "b. Dec. 12th, at 
55 minutes [fast three o'clock in ye morning, 1777," — Rachel 
Reyner, " b. the 2d day of Feb'y 1780, 20 minutes of ten of 
the clock in the evening," and Elizabeth Reyner, "b. 31st day 
of July, at eleven o'clock in the morning, 1783." He was 
elected a second time, 16th April 1770, Register of Shrewsbury 
Parish, and filled that office more than twenty-three years. 
He recorded the proceedings of the meeting of the vestry of 
the 5th Aug. 1793. At the meeting of the 2d of Sept. 1793, 
Mr. James Pearce officiated as the Register pro tem., and Mr. 
John Hurtt was elected Register, " in consequence of the 
death of Mr. Ebenezer Reyner." In the Family Record con- 
tained in the Prayer Book which Ebenezer Reyner used when 
he acted as Lay Reader, the birth of John is thus recorded : 
** John Reyner, son of Ebenezer Reyner by Rachel, his wife, 
was b. the 20th day of Oct., 25 minutes after eleven o'clock at 
night, in the year 1775." 

Rachel Reyner, dau. of Ebenezer and Rachel Boyer 
Reyner, m. 1799, Joseph Stavely, a son of John Stavely, who 
was a son of James Stavely, son of John Stavely, who settled 
in Kent (a part which was then in Cecil) about 1680. 

John Stavely, m. 15th April 1755, Margaret Redgrave, 
and had child., viz., James Stavely, who m, into the Moore 
family of Still Pond and has a descendant, now living, Mrs. 
Joseph Webb, — Wilson Stavely, who m. a Miss Vansant, — 
John Stavely, who m. Elizabeth Reyner, a dau. of Ebenezer 
Reyner, and m. a 2nd time. Miss Turner, and left a dau. Mrs. 
Araminta Skirvin, — Isaac Stavely, — Joseph Stavely, and Mary 
Stavely, who m. John Hepbron, of Still Pond, and left a son, 
Sewell Hepbron. 


Joseph Stavely and Rachel Reyner Stavcly bad child., 
viz., William, — Elizabeth, who m. Henry Kelley, and Joseph 
Stavely, who m. a sister of Francis Cann, and bad child., viz., 
James Reyner, who m. Margaret Elizabeth Hepbron, — Laura 
Edes, — William Frank, and J. Thomas Stavely, of Phila- 

AViLLiAM Stavely, of Lahaska, Pa., son of Joseph and 
Rachel Reyner Stavely, m. 27th Aug. 1822, Margaret Sheed, 
dau. of George Sheed, of Southwark, Pa., and on the 27th 
Aug. 1875, had the blessed privilege of celebrating his Golden 
Wedding. They had child., viz., Lavinia Sheed, — Olivia, — 
Isabella Leary, — Ermina Reyner (who m. 8th March 1860, 
William Jones Biles), — William Reyner, — Margaret, — Virgi- 
nia, and Rosabella Stavely. 

Dr. William Reyner Stavelv, son of William and 
Margaret Sheed Stavely, m. Nov. 1856, Julia E. Kelley, and 
had child., viz., Caroline Shreve, — Albert Livingston, — Mar- 
garet Cornell, and Sarah M, Stavcly. 

Margaret Stavely, dau. of William and Margaret Sheed 
Stavely, m. 3d June 1857, Elijah Mitchell Cornell, and has a 
son, William Stavely Cornell. 

RasABELLA Stavely, dau. of William and Margaret Sheed 
Stavely^ m. 6th June 1872, James Woods Jones, and had 
child., viz., Ermina Biles, and Nelly Stavely Jones. 

John Reyner, son of Ebenezer and Rachel Boyer Reyner, 
ni. Araminta Crew, and d., leaving a dau., Mary Reyner, who 
m. Jacob Freeman Rasin, son of Philip Freeman and Phoebe 
Wilson Rasin. 

Daniel Perkins, son of Daniel and Susannah Slarton 
Perkins, d. leaving his wife, Susannah Perkins (who d. 1753) 
and had child., viz., Daniel Perkins, — Thomas Perkins, — 
Sarah Perkins, — Susannah Day, — Elizabeth Perkins, and 
Martha Perkins 

Daniel Perkins, son of the last named Daniel and his 
wife, Susannah Perkins, m. 1787, Susanna Wickes, and had 
child., viz., Sarah — Ann, — Eliza, — Daniel, and Caroline- 

Thomas Perkins, son of the 2nd Daniel Perkins, m. Mary 
Maiden, and had child., viz., John, — Susan, — Mary, and 
Ebenezer Perkins. 

Ebenezer Perkins, son of Thomas and Mary Maiden 
Perkins, m. 1817, Sarah Perkins, dau; of Daniel and Susanna 
Wickes Perkins, and left child., viz., Caroline Ijouisa Perkins, 
— Ann Augusta Perkins, — George Washington Thomas Per- 

192 OLD KENT. 

kins, — Benjamin Bond Perkins, — Eben Francis Perkins, and 
James Alfred Perkins. 

Ann Augusta Perkins, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah Per- 
kins, m. Daniel C. Hopper, son of Daniel Hopper, of Queen 
Anne's, and had child., viz., Susanna Perkins, — Sarah Maria, — 
Daniel C, — Ann Augusta, and Ella Hopper. 

George Washington Thomas Perkins, son of Ebenezer 
and Sarah Perkins, ra. Caroline Chambers, dau. of Hon. Ezekiel 
Forman Chambers, who, b. 28th Feb'y 1788, was United States 
Senator from 1826 to 1834, and Judge of the Court of Appeals 
of Maryland from 1834 to 1851. They had child., viz., 
George Thomas Perkins, — Ezekiel Forman Chambers Per- 
kins, — Eben Francis Perkins, — Mary Clare Perkins, — Carole 
Chambers Perkins, and Genevieve Lee Perkins. 

Dr. George Thomas Perkins, son of George W. Thomas 
and Caroline Chambers Perkins, m. 17th June 1874, Mary 
Rebecca Ringgold, dau. of John Fletcher and Sarah Catharine 
Haldene Baird Ringgold, and a granddau. of Edward Ring- 
gold and Rebecca Smith Ringgold. They have one dau., 
Marie Clare Perkins. 

Benjamin Bond Perkins, son of Ebenezer and Sarah Per- 
kins, m. Margaret K. Emory, dau. of William Emory, of 
Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., William Emory, — Caro- 
line, — James Alfred, — Benjamin Franklin, and Emory Per- 

William Emory Perkins, son of Benjamin Bond and 
Margaret K. Emory Perkins, m. 10th June 1875, Harriett 
Althea Davis, dau. of James Lambert and Catharine Araminta 
Eloise Tilghman Davis, of Chestertown. 

Eben Francis Perkins, Attorney-at-Law, son of Eben- 
ezer and Sarah Perkins, m. 9th June 1864, Mary E. Warwick, 
dau. of Edward Warwick, of Philadelphia, and had child., 
viz., Charles Edward, — Daniel, — George, — Eben Francis, — 
Clarence Warwick, and Thomas Wickes Perkins. 

Dr. James Alfred Perkins, son of Ebenezer and Sarah 
Perkins, m. Mary Malvina Blackiston, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary Malvina Blackiston, and had child., viz., James Alfred, — 
Thomas Blackiston, — Walter Wickes, — David Blackiston,— 
Benjamin, — Francis, and Henry Norman Perkins. 

Sec. 67, V. Thomas Perkins, of the White House, son 
of David and Susannah Starton Perkins, ra. 1751, Ann Han- 
son, dau. of Judge Frederick and Mary Lowder Hanson, and 
had child., viz., Frederick Perkins, — Thomas Perkins, b. 1st 
Feb'y 1754,— Ann Perkins, and Mary Perkins, b. Oct. 1763. 


Thomas Perkins d. the 21st Feb'y 1768, at the White House, 
Kent, leaving a very large estate. His dau., Mary Perkins, 
while yet a minor, by the death of her brothers and sister, in- 
herited the whole. Four of the wealthiest and most respecta- 
ble gentlemen of Kent were appointed her guardians, viz., 
Ebenezer Reyner, Jonathan Turner, Jonathan Worth and 
John Maxwell. Thomas Perkins was a vestryman, at one 
time, of Shrewsbury Parish, and one of the first vestry of 
Chester Parish when it was organized, 4th of Fcb'y 1766. 

Mary Perkins, of the White House, dau. of Thomas and 
Ann Hanson Perkins, m. 2d Feb'y 1779, John Wilson, son of 
George Wilson and Margaret HalJ, who d. leaving child., viz., 
Capt. Frederick Wilson, who m. Sarah L. Stuart, dau. of Dr. 
Alexander Stuart by his 1st wife, Sally Rasin, — William Rog- 
ers Wilson, who fell in a duel with Edward Pearco, — Thomas 
Wilson, who ra. Margaret Kane, and Margaret Wilson, who 
m. Dr. James Black, of Fairficlds, Kent Co., Md. (See 

Mrs. Mary Perkins Wii^son survived her 1st husband, 
John Wilson, and m. 5th Aug. 1794, Dr. Alexander Stuart, a 
Delawarean. She d. 8th Jan'y 1803, aged 39 years and 3 
months, leaving child, by her 2nd husband, viz., Mary Per- 
kins Stuart, b. 29th Oct. 1776, who m., in March 1817, Unit 
Corse, of Kent, and had three child., viz., Susan, — Alexander, 
and Sarah Corse, — Rebecca Rasin Stuart, b. 25th March 1798, 
— Anne Maria Stuart, b. 9th March 1800, and Benjamin 
Stuart, b. 3d Jan'y 1803. 

Rebecca Rasin Stuart, dau. of Dr. Alexander and Mary 
Perkins Wilson Stuart, m. Isaac Williams, of Dorchester, 
and had child., viz., Mary Perkins, — John, — Rebecca Stuart, — 
Dr. Thomas Henry Stuart Williams, U. S. A. and C. S. A.— 
James Polk, and Anne Maria Williams. 

Anna Maria Stuart, dau. of Dr. Alexander and Mary 
Perkins Wilson Stuart, m. 27th March 1817, Colonel James 
Polk, son of Judge William and Nancy Purnel Polk, and had 
child., viz., Euphemia Arbuckle, — Littleton Purnel Dennis, — 
Mary Stuart, — William Littleton, — Alexander Stuart, — 
Esther Winder, — Mary Anne, — Elizabeth Stuart, — Ariaoa 
Frazier Stuart, — Thomas Hampden, — Lucius Carey, and 
Josiah Bayley Polk, who m. Oct. 1868, Julia Parker. 

William Littleton Polk, son of Colonel James and 
Anne Maria Stuart Polk, m. 1855, Virginia Estis, and had 
child., viz., James, — William Estis, and Alexander Stuart 


194 OLD KENT. [Sec. 97, W. 

Esther Winder Polk, dau. of Col. James and Anuc 
Maria Stuart Polk, m. 1st June 1845, Gov. Enoch Louis 
Lowe, of Frederick City (whose ancestors settled in Maryland 
about the year 1675), and had child., viz., Adelaide Vincin- 
dier, — Anne Maria, — Enoch Louis, — Paul Emil, — Vivian, — 
Victoire Vincindier, — Enoch J^uis, — Alexander Stuart, — 
Esther Winder, — Mary Gorter, and James Polk Lowe. Hon. 
Enoch Louis Lowe was Governor of Maryland, 1850-1854. 
Subsequently was appointed U. S. Minister to China, but 

Adelaide Vincindier Lowe, dau. of Gov. Enoch Louis 
Lowe and Esther Winder Polk Lowe, ni. 16th Oct. 1867, 
Edmund Austin Jenkins, and has four child., viz., Austin, — 
Louis Lowe, — Edward Joseph, and Martin Spaulding Jenkins. 

Mary Anne Polk, dau. of Colonel James and Anne 
Maria Stuart Polk, m. 12th Aug. 1847, Gosse Onno Gorter, 
and had child., viz., Onno Gosse, — Thomas Hampden, — Al- 
bert Lucius, — Margarita Elizabeth, — Littleton Purncll, — 
James Polk, — Nathan Rino, — Ijcopold Maximilian, and Marie 
Alida Gorter. 

Gosse Onno Gorter, the present (1876) Consul of Belgium, 
at Baltimore, is the son of Onno Gosse Gorter, who was b. 
15th May 1776, in Holland, d. 8th Oct. 1826, at Amsterdam, 
and Margaret Elizabeth Hilkes, b. 12th April 1788, m. in 
1813, and d. 9th Jan'y 1868 at Utrecht. 

Onno Gosse Gorter, son of Gosse Onno and Mary Anne 
P. Gorter, m. 13th June 1867, Alice Howell Edmondson, and 
had child., viz., Alice Edmondson, — Gosse Onno, and Arthur 
Edgar Gorter. 

Ariana Frazier Polk, dau. of Col. James and Anne 
Maria Stuart Polk, m. 13th Feb'y 1857, Lucilius Henry 
Briscoe, of Georgia, and had child., viz., Mary Stuart, — Mar- 
tha Wellborn, and Edward Hanson Briscoe. 

James Polk, son of Col. James and Mrs. Anne Maria 
Stuart Polk, m. 1844, Annie Maddox, and had child., viz., 
Anne Maria, — Catharine Maddox, — James, — William, and 
Lucius John Polk. 

Lucius Cary Polk, son of Col. James and Anne Maria 
Stuart Polk, in. 7th Nov. 1867, Mary E. Clark, dau. of 
Gabriel D. Clark, of Baltimore, and had child., viz., Gabriel 
Clark, and Lucius Cary Polk. 

Sec. 67, W. Ebenezer Perkins, son of David and Su- 
sannah Starton Perkins, m. 14th May 1740, Mrs. Sarah Bar- 
ney, and had child., viz., Araminta Perkins, b. 22d April 


1741,^Isaac Perkins, b. 5th Aug. 1743, and Mary Perkins. 
He d. at Perkins' Hill the 27th Aug. 1750, in the 34th year 
of his age, and was buried in the family burial ground at the 
White House, the estate of his brother, Thomas Perkins, now 
owned by Maj. John G. Black, a great-grandson of Thomas 
Perkins. Ebenezer Perkins possessed great wealth. In his 
Will, dated the " 14th day of the 5th month 1750," he gave 
to his son, Isaac Perkins, "my two grist mills and saw mill 
with all to them belonging, with my new dwelling-house.'^ 

Col. Isaac Perkins, son of Ebenezer and Sarah Barney 
Perkins, was a distinguished officer in the Revolutionary 
army, and commenced his military service as Captain in the 
Fourth Battalion of the " Flying Camp" of 1776. He was 
known as, and called, a " flaming patriot " in those days. He 
was a member of the Maryland Convention which ratified the 
Constitution of the United States 28th April 1788. He sur- 
vived his wife, Ann Perkins, and d. in 1794. He left a very 
large and valuable estate. In his Will, dated 27th of April 
1781, he mentions his child, then living, viz., William Per- 
kins, — Araminta Perkins, who was b. 16th Nov. 1765, — Eben- 
ezer Perkins, who was b. 25th Nov. 1767, — Sarah Perkins 
(who m. James Groome, son of Charles Groome), and Mary 
Perkins, who m. John Black, son of George and Margaret 
Wallace Black. 

William Peukins, son of Col. Isaac and Ann Perkins, m. 
Henrietta Ringgold, dau. of Josias Ringgold (see Ringgold), 
and had child., viz., Sally Maria, — William, — Isaac, — Anne 
Wallis,— Henry, — Margaret, and John Perkins. 

Isaac Perkins, son of William and Henrietta Ringgold 
Perkins, m. Elizabeth Wroth, dau. of Levi and Martha 
Wroth, and had child., viz., Levi Wroth Perkins, a gallant 
Confederate soldier, slain in battle, — William Perkins, — Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Perkins, — Dr. Peregrine Wroth Perkins (who 
m. Annie S. Nolly, of Kentucky), — Martha Wroth Perkins, — 
Henrietta Maria Perkins, — Albert Perkins, — Isabella Perkins, 
and Thomas Perkins, who d. 29th July 1876, aged 19 years. 

Henry Perkins, son of William and Henrietta Ringgold 
Perkins, m. twice : his 1st wife was a Miss Ringgold. His 
2nd wife was Anna Brown. They have child., viz., Eliza- 
beth, — Catharine, — Julius, and Leonard Perkins; all living 
in Illinois. 

John Perkins, son of William and Henrietta Rinngold 
Perkins, m. Jan'y 1844, Mary Nicholson, and had child., viz., 
Sarah Henrietta (who m. 6th Jan'y 1865, Thomas N. Naudain, 

196 OLD KENT. 

and (1. 5th Sept. 1866, and left a dau., Alice Naudain), — 
Annie Maria, — John Wesley (who m. 9th Jan'y 1874, Sarah 
Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Cohen, of Washington, D. C., and 
has a dau. Marie Maria Perkins), — William Edward, — George 
Walter, and James Alfred Perkins. 

Sec. 67, X. The following letter will explain itself: 

" Chestertown, 23d June 1875." 
" CoL George A. Hanson, of Raddiffe Holly Kent County y Md, : 

"Dear Sir — In compliance with your requests I write 
" you the following short sketch of the Hepbron family of 
" Kent Co., Md.; but before doing so, I would like to tell 
" you, in connection with your History of Kent County and 
" its early settlers, a tradition, I received from my father, re- 
" specting some of your immediate ancestors on the maternal 
" side of your family. 

" After the battle of Brandy wine, Washington's army was 
" compelled to retreat, which left the way open for the British 
" to Philadelphia. The British, in order to cripple the rc- 
" sources of the Continental Government, and impede the 
" supplies of the American army, did not burn and utterly 
" destroy the mills at Brandywine, as our Northern friends 
" did all through the South, during our late civil war, but 
" simply broke the mill-stones, and cast them into the river : 
" even that was considered a barbarous and vandal outrage, 
" in the days of our virtuous ancestors. During the hard 
" winter that Washington's army was encamped at Valley 
" Forge the men were often in a starving condition, and sup- 
" plies had to be obtained from a great distance and with 
" much labor. Robert Morris, with the aid of Col. Isaac 
'^ Perkins, bought up all the wheat that could be obtained in 
" Kent County. It was ground into flour at Perkins' mill, 
^' and waggoned at the expense of much toil and danger to 
" Valley Forge, via Elkton and other round about routes, to 
" avoid the British pickets, whose army was then in possession 
" of Philadelphia. Your great-grandfather, George Black, 
" of Fairfields, commanded the military escort of the supply 
" train to its destination, and repeatedly and successfully ac- 
" complished the responsible and hazardous duty. 

" Col. Isaac Perkins was a man of much wealth and of great 
" credit and influence in Kent County. Had it been otherwise 
" Robert Morris could not have obtained the wheat in such 
" hard times. Col. Isaac Perkins owned two grist mills, a saw 


^^ mill^ other mills and much other valuable property, then in 
*' improved condition, which has since gone down. It is said 
" that he raised a company and fully equipped it, with all its 
" necessary appointments, for the service of his country, at his 
" own charge and expense. 

"Somewhere between the years 1646 and 1668, four broth- 
" ers, who were grandsons of the Earl of BothwcU, emigrated 
*' to this country. One of them settled in Virginia, another 
" one on the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, and two on the 
" head waters of Fishing Creek (at one time in Cecil County), 
" but now Lloyd's Creek, in Kent County, Md. These two 
" were named James and Joseph Hepbron. Joseph Hepbron 
" died without leaving a family. James Hepbron, from whom 
" all of the name of Hepbron, now living in Kent County, 
*^ claim their descent, leased or patented much land from the 
" Lord Proprietor of the Province of Maryland ; all of which 
" has been sold or alienated from the family, except a small 
" farm of about two hundred acres, now belonging to William 
" Thomas Hepbron, of Still Pond. On this farm, which was 
" never sold, is situated the family burying ground, in which 
'* lie buried all the Hepbrons that d. in this county previous 
" to the year 1829, and some who have d. since. 

" James Hepbron, the first of the name here, m., late in life, 
" and left only one son, Thomas Hepbron. Thomas Hepbron, 
" when he was getting old, m. Miss Wilkerson and left an 
" only son, whose name was, also, Thomas Hepbron. This 
" Thomas Hepbron m. Mary Sewell, by whom he had child., 
" viz., Thomas, — Nancy, — Sally, — John, and Joseph Hep- 
*' bron. Thomas Hepbron m. Miss Duyer, by whom he had 
'^ one son, Thomas, and two daus. This son was also known 
" as and called * Branch Tom,* because he lived by a big 
*' branch, and to distinguish him from his father and cousin of 
" the same name. This Thomas Hepbron, or ' Branch Tom,* 
" m. Elizabeth Wilson, by whom he had four sons, viz., Wil- 
" Ham Thomas Hepbron, the present owner of the old home- 
'' stead, — George Hepbron, — John Hepbron, and James Hep- 
" bron, all living. 

"John Hepbron m., in 1785, Mary Stavely, a dau. of John 
" and Mary Kedgrave Stavely, by whom he had 12 child., 
" viz., Thomas, lately known as Col. Tom, — Nancy, — Eliza- 
" beth, — Joseph, — James and Johnytwins, — :Samuel, — Mary, — 
'^ Cassandra, — Sewell, — William, and one that d. unnamed. 
" The writer of this is the only one now living. 

198 OLD KENT. 


** The name as I find from old papers and parchments has 
" been variously spelled, Hepporn, Hepbourn, Hepron, and 
" Hepburn, which latter mode I have no doubt is the correct 
" way of spelling it. 

" Much of what I have written I have received from my 
" old Uncle Thomas Hepbron, who if he were now living 
" would be 135 years old, and has been d. over 45 years. He 
" used to delight me much when a boy exhibiting to us boys 
" the old family jewels that had regularly descended to him 
*' as the oldest heir male. Among them were many quaint 
" old rings, knee and shoe buckles, bracelets, &c., of massive 
" gold with brilliants, that were heir looms, which he said had 
" regularly descended from his Scottish ancestors. I have 
" been with him to the family graveyard, where he has pointed 
" out to me the spot where old James Hepbron lies buried, 
" over whose grave is now growing, as was then, a large wal- 
*' nut tree. In searching over the old records of this county 
" you will find the name but rarely mentioned. The Hep- 
" brons were a quiet, honest and unobtrusive race ; not one of 
" them up to this time, that I have ever heard, has ever held 
" or asked for an office. It may bo that we are descended from 
" James Hepburn, Earl of Both well, out of whose bones am- 
" bition was probably squeezed when he fled his native land 
" to Denmark, because of his complicity in the murder of Lord 
" Darnly, the husband of Mary, Queen of Scotland, divorcing 
" his own wife and marrying the Queen himself. 

" The first generation or two in this country, as I suppose 
" they were in Scotland, were Roman Catholics. 

" I have seen the old parchment, the first grant of land to 
" James Hepbron or Hepbrun, as it was then spelled, from 
" Lord Baltimore. It was burned up with many other old 
" and quaint relics with the old mansion about the year 
" 1844. 

" I was m, in 1828 to Jane Cavcnder, who d. in 1829, 
" leaving one child, Louis Spearman Hepbron, who m. Mary 
" Elizabeth Roseberry, dau. of James Roseberry, and has four 
" child., viz., James, — Archer, — Lewis, and Lelia Hepbron. 

" I m. 2ndly, 12th March 1832, Martha Priscilla Maslin, 
" dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Wroth Maslin, and had 
" child., viz., Margaret Elizabeth Hepbron, wife of Reyner 
" Stavely, — Rev. "Sewell Hepbron, the present Rector of St. 
" Paul's and I. U. Parishes, in Kent County, who m. Selina 
" Lloyd Powell, dau. of Charles Powell, of Alexandria, Va., 


" who has two child., Charles Powell, and Sewell Hepbron, — 
" and Edward Wroth Hepbron, who m. Mary Alice Jackson, 
" of Loudon Co., Va. 

" Very respectfully yours, 

" Sewell Hepbron." 

Mary Elizabeth Roseberry, spoken of in the above 
letter, was descended from Samuel Roseberry, whose son, James 
A. Roseberry, m. twice. His 1st wife was Elizabeth Godwin, 
and had cliild., viz., Mary Elizabeth, above named, — Samuel 
James (who m. Emma Godwin, and had child., viz., Alice, — 
Mary Elizabeth, and Samuel), and Alphonsa Roseberry (who 
m. William Hepbron, Jr., and had child., viz., Elizabeth 
Godwin Lee, — Frank Roseberry, — Ida, — Maxwell, and an in- 
fant unnamed at present). His 2nd wife was Margaret Sny- 
der, and had child., viz., James C. (who m. Edvina Kelley, 
and had child., viz., Edna, and James Roy), — and Dr. Benja- 
min Snyder Roseberry, who m. 27th Oct. 1874, Maria Emily 
Price (dau. of Henry Price and Rachel Ringgold, dau. of 
Thoe. Jefferson Ringgold, a descendant of the 1st named 
Thomas Ringgold (see Ringgold), and had a dau., Margaret 
Ringgold Roseberry. 

Sec. 67, Y. James Wroth, of Durance, England, m. Ann 
Kinvin, d. and was buried 21st Nov. 1706, at St. Paul's, Kent. 
In his Will, dated 31st Oct. 1706, he styles himself "Gentle- 
man,^' and mentions child., viz., John, who m. 3d Feb'y 1705, 
Katharine Conaway, — Kinvin, — Mary, — James, — Anne, — 
Deborah, and Susanna Wroth ; and Elizabeth Lumblcy and 
her son George Lumblcy. He also mentions his 2nd wife, 
Mary Wroth. 

Kinvin Wroth, son of James and Ann Kinvin Wroth, 
in his Will,dated 9th June 1750, mentions his sons, viz., Kinvin, 
— John, — Benjamin, and James Wroth, and also speaks of his 
wife, Sarah Wroth. 

Kinvin Wroth, son of Kinvin and Sarah Wroth, had an 
only son, Kinvin, whose only son, Levi Wroth, m, 18th Oct, 
1808, Martha Wroth, dau. of Kinvin and Priscilla Blackiston 
Worrell Wroth, and had a dau. Elizabeth Wroth, who m. 
Isaac Perkins, son of William and Henrietta Ringgold Perkins. 

John Wroth, son of Kinvin and Sarah Wroth, d. 8th Jan, 
1770, and left four sons, viz., Kinvin, — John, — Benjamin, 
and Thomas Wroth. His wife, Priscilla Wroth, d. 14th 
April 1783. 

200 OLD KENT. 

KiNViN Wroth, son of John and Priscilla Wroth, was b. 
3d April 1754, m. 23d Sept. 1773, Mrs. Priscilla Blackiston 
Worrell, who was b. 24th Oct. 1741, a dau. of Benjamin and 
Sarah Blackiston, of Delaware, and the widow of Simon Wor- 
rell. Kinvin Wroth, d. 9th Nov. 1804, and Priscilla B. W. 
Wroth, his wife, 10th April 1812. They had child., viz., 
Priscilla Wroth, b. 10th Sept. 1774, whose first husband was 
William Smith ; she m. again 26th April 1810, Jesse Comegys, 
—Elizabeth Wroth, b. 1st March 1777, who m. 2d Sept. 1802, 
Thomas Maslin, and had a dau., Martha Priscilla Maslin, who 
m. Sewell Hepbron,— Martha Wroth, b. 17th Oct. 1778, who 
m. 18th Oct. 1808, Levi Wroth, before mentioned, and left 
descendants which will hereafter be given in proper place, — 
John Wroth, b. 26th Aug. 1781, — Benjamin Blackiston Wroth, 
b. 30th Sept. 1783, and Peregrine Wroth, b. 7th April 1786. 

John Wroth, eldest son of Kinvin and Priscilla Blackis- 
ton Worrell Wroth, m. 11th June 1805, Sarah Worrell, dau. 
of William Worrell, of Fairy Meadow. His 2nd wife was 
Mary Granger, dau. of Thomas and Margaret Hanson Gran- 
ger, and left child., viz., Thomas Granger, — Edward Theo- 
dore, — Benjamin, — Margaret, and Louisa Wroth, who m. Wil- 
liam Kennard, and had a son William Kennard. 

Dr. Thomas Granger Wroth, son of John and Mary 
Granger Wroth, m. Mary Elizabeth Wroth, dau. of Dr. Pere- 
grine and Martha Page Wroth, and had child., viz., Rev. Pere- 
grine Wroth, — Rev. Edward Worrell Wroth (l)oth of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church), — Martha Page Wroth, and 
Mary Eugenia Lane Wroth. 

Edward Theodore Wroth, son of John and Mary Gran- 
ger Wroth, m. Eugenia Maria Wroth, dau. of Dr. Peregrine 
and Martha Page Wroth, who was b. 26th Feb'y 1817, and d. 
30th of Sept. 1861. 

Benjamin Blackiston Wroth, son of Kinvin aud Pris- 
cilla Blackiston Worrell Wroth, m. 2d Fcb'y 1808, Mrs. Mar- 
tha Ann Gleaves Granger, widow of William Granger, the 
eldest son of the last-mentioned Thomas Granger, who left one 
child, Editha Gleaves Wroth, who m. Francis A. Ruth. His 
2nd wtfe was Mrs. Mary Groorae Ringgold, b. 2d March 1785, 
a dau. of Charles and Sarah Kennard Groome, and the widow 
of Josias Ringgold, son of Josias Ringgold, who was the father 
of Henrietta Ringgold Perkins, before mentioned. Benjamin 
Blackiston and Mary Groome Ringgold Wroth left two child., 
viz., Benjamin Blackiston Wroth and William Groome Wroth. 

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Benjamin Blackiston Wroth, son of Benjamin Blackis- 
ton and Mary Groome Ringgold Wroth, m. 16tli Nov. 1848, 
Anne Caroline Clayton, dau. of Walter Jackson Clayton, of 
Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., William Frisby, — Thomas 
Granger, — Clinton Wright, — Emory Sadler, and Margaret 
Perkins Wroth. 

Mrs. Anne Caroline Clayton Wroth d. 5th Oct. 1875, in 
the 49th year of her age. 

William Groome Wroth, son of Benjamin Blackiston 
and Mary Groome Ringgold Wroth, m. Mary Poits, dau. of 
Dr. Poils, of Baltimore, and has a son, Henry Atkinson Wroth. 

Sec, 67, Z. Dr. Peregrine Wroth, son of Kinvin and 
Priscilla Blackiston Worrell, was b. 7th April 1786, and was 
educated at Washington College, Kent ; commenced the study 
of medicine, 18th July 1803, with Dr. Edward Worrell, who 
d. Oct. 1804 ; finished the preparatory study with Dr. Mor- 
gan Browne, in April 1807, and became his partner, and 
practiced the profession until the 1st Feb'y 1857, a period 
of fifty years, less six months and nineteen days. He 
now (20th Dec. 1876) resides in the city of Baltimore, 
in the 91st year of his age, and is hale and hearty, in the 
full enjoyment of all his faculties. Until the period above 
mentioned he was an active and distinguished practitioner of 
medicine in Kent County, and was considered one of the ablest 
and most learned physicians on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 
He is the author of a " History and Treatment of the Endemic 
Bilious Fever of the Eastern Shore of Maryland ;" which work 
is commonly called and known as " Wroth on Bilious Fever." 
In 1846 he was elected Lecturer and Professor of Chemistry 
in Washington College, and ably filled that position until 1854. 
In early life he was appointed one of the Visitors and Gov- 
ernors of Washington College, and at the death of Judge Eze- 
kiel F. Chambers he was elected President of the Board. He 
was m. four times. He m. 27th of Aug. 1807, Martha Page, 
dau. of John and Milcah Page, who was b. 5th of Aug. 1779, 
and d. in 1826, and had nine child., only three of whom sur- 
vived, viz., Eugenia Maria, b. 26th Feb'y 1817, who m. Ed- 
ward Theodore Wroth, before mentioned, — Edward Worrell 
Wroth, who m. Louisa Clark, of Baltimore, and has one child, 
Eva Page Wroth,— and Mary Elizabeth Wroth, b. 6th of 
July 1820, who ro. Dr. Thomas Granger Wroth. He m. 
2ndly 1 9th of June 1827, Margaret Smythe Nicols, dau. of 
Samuel and Eliza Nicols, who was b. 31st March 1802, and 
had four child., only two of whom survived, viz., Dr. William 


202 OLD KENT. ISec. 68. 

Jackson Wroth, who m. Miss Bowie, who d., leaving a dau. 
Margaret Elizabeth Wroth, — and Margaret Priscilla Wroth, 
who m. Thomas C. Nieols, of Easton, and has three child., 
viz., Henrietta Maria, — Edward Theodore, and Margaret 
Eugenia Nieols. He m. 3dly 3d of Oct. 1839, Catharine 
Hanson, dau. of George Adolphus Hanson, of Radcliffe Hall. 
She d. 28th Dec. 1854. He m. 4thly 30th Sept. 1856, Mrs. 
Louisa Tilden Ringgold, a dau. of Dr. William Blay Tilden, 
and the widow of George W. Ringgold, son of Edward Ring- 

James Wkotu, son of the first named James Wroth and his 
2nd wife, Mary Wroth, m. Ann Walmsley, and had a son who 
m. Mary Pennington, and had child., viz., George, — William 
Frederick, — ^Tamor, — Mary Anne, and Julianna Wroth. He 
m. again, and had two child., viz., James and John Wroth. 

James Wkotu, son of James Wroth, last mentioned, and 
his 2nd wife, m. A. Wroth, dau. of Kinvin, son of the first 
mentioned Kinvin Wroth, and had child., viz., Kinvin Wroth, 
and Samuel Wroth, who had sons, viz., William Henry, and 
James Kinvin Wroth. 

John Wroth, also son of James Wroth and his 2nd wife, 
m. Miss Rothwell, and had child., viz., William M., — James 
M. (who m. Caroline E. Wright, and had child., viz., John 
W., — Alice, and James Henry Wroth), — Anne E., who m. 
J. Walmsley, and had one child, Margaret Walmsley, and 
John W. Wroth. 

John W. Wroth, son of John Wroth and Miss Rothwell, 
m. A. M. Morgan, and had child., viz., Benjamin P., — Lydia, 
— Eliza, — Sarah Ward, — John,— James, — Thomas and Ara- 
minta Wroth. 

Sec. 68.— 11th Men 1 : 1655. 

At a Court holden for Kent January the first 1655 at ye 
house of Mr. Thos. Hynson high Sheriffe for the Countie. 

Present — Mr. Philip Conier 
Mr. Joseph Wickes Capt. Jno. Russell 

Mr. Henry Morgan Mr. Wm. Eliot. 

Anthony Calloway havinge made his Complaint or dec* 
laration by way of petition ; That two men belonginge to Ac- 
comacke, named Tho. Price & Wm Johnson not long since 
came upon this Island & Carried away Contrarie to an Act of 
Assembly one Robert Gamer, which standeth indebted to your 
petitioner by bill three hundred & fifty pounds of tob, and one 


barrell and a half of Indian Come, And your petitioner begs 
an Attachment upon their boat & saill with twoe Oares : Hec 
humbly Craves an Order for present payment accordinge to ye 
fid Act. 

The Deposition of John Winchester, aged 29 yeares or 
thereabouts, sworne Examined & saith. 

Interrogatarie first. Whether Price & Johnson Carried 
away Gamer & where he was landed ? 

Ans. Gamer went in their boat, with them, and landed to 
the best of their knowledge at ye head of EIke River. 

2. Intr. Whether ye boat was not designed to ye head of 
Elk River before they went off ye Island? 

Ans. No : but to goe to Swane Island. 

3. Intr. By whom & whether you were hired to l)ring or 
Carie the boat or men ? 

Ans. Noe : we were not hired. 

The deposition of Henrie Telion, aged 26 years or there- 
abouts, sworne. Examined and saith the same which ye sd 
Winchester doth affirm or ans., being likewise Examined upon 
ye same Interrogatories. 

The Complaint, Charge & debt beinge made appeare by two 
sufficient witnesses 

The Court doth therefore Order that seissure by way of Ex- 
ecution be made upon ye sd boat, saills, & Oares for ye satis- 
faction of ye sd debt of three hundred & fiftie pounds of tob. 
& one barrell & a halfe of Indian Corne with Court Charges. 

Sec. 69. Whereas the Court hath received Information 
that Edward Kyers hath trangrest the law in the breach of an 
Act of Assembly ; Evidence followeth : 

The deposition of Mr. Isake Hive, aged 40 yeares or there- 
abouts, sworne. Examined & saith, — That Ned Kyers Com- 
inge to his house in October last went into the tobacco house 
to loock for a sticke, that he left tliere, & in going kild a Tur- 
key & brought it into ye deponent's house & sayd hee had 
shot a Turkey, & holding his hand on his face, sayd his gun 
had hurt his face, and sayd to your deponent, if you will give 
mee two shots of pouder & shot, you shall have ye turkey ; & 
sayd further; I'll goe out againe & you shall have more 
shooting againe, all this was upon a Sabbath day ; and further 
saith not. IsA. Ilive. 

James Horner, aged 43 yeares or thereabouts, sworne, ex- 
amined and saith, In all particulars ye same which is declared 
in ye former Deposition and further saith not. 

Signed James I H Horner. 

204 > OLD KENT, lSec.70. 

Capt. Robt. Vaughan Complaines against the Estate of 
Andrew Hanson, deceased, for seven hundred and fiflie pounds 
of tob. due to the said Vaughan by bill and acoompt ; and 
having made appear to ye Court, that his demand is Justly 
due & ye bill and accoumpt still Owinge : The Court doth 
therefore Order that out of ye Estate, of ye sd Hanson, pre- 
sent payment bee made of ye seven hundred & fiftie pounds 
of tob to ye plaintiff, els Execution. 

Sec. 70. Mr. Wm. Eliot & John Ringoold Complainc 
against John Salter & William Price & Jane the wife of John 
Salter in an action of suspicion of theft ; many hoges being 
lost amongst the neighbours &sume of theire owne hoges gone 
that disappeared about whom very strangely of a sudon ; & 
pork, often scene in theire house & had no hogs of theire owne 
to kill, other particulars suspicions about killinge of hoggs & 
havinge porke in theire houses, sumetymes denieinge, sume- 
tymes affirminge, off & on, in their Answers ; with many other 
circumstances givinge just occasion of suspicion and and more- 
over A piece of pork Singed & fatt taken in the search by the 
Constable, & shoed in Court at the board, could no way be 
convinced to bee as the defendant Ansd to the Charge ; that 
the thick fatt, singed piece of meat was part of a wild small 
hog that was kild; the eares were demanded in Court, the 
plaintiff's answer was, that hee layd them by him, & the 
dogge eat them. 

Mr. Elliott plaintiffe desires ye parties or defendants may 
be examined apart, that two of the three may bee taken away, 
which is graunted, 

Ques. — William Price Examined. Q, Where had you all 
this meat that hath beene found in your house, havinge no 
hogs of your own to kill? 

Ans. — I kild none, but hee kild a couple, and then one ; 
the eares are at home but the doggs eat the eares of one (it 
was replied) but piggs & small shoatcs are not fatt pork, his 
answer proving the Charges. I'll answer your law or suffer 
ye law. 

Ques. — Where were they kild and when were they killd? 

Ans. — One was kild about October & December therea- 
bouts ; (where ?) about the house. 

Mr. Loid said It appears you kild a wild hogg or hoggs ; 
make it appear by the eares or satisfy the law (Price). I kild 
not this hoggs, he saith it was a wild hogg. 

Ques. — John Salter, Examined. When kild you those 
hoggs & what one ? 


Ans. — I kild one, two months agoe; one I kild was white, 
another grisled, & I kild one sow shote, of a year and a half 
ould that this piece is of; (was this piece unraarkt) Ay and 
it was this that the dogge eate ye eares. 


Mrs. Francis Morgan, aged 30 ycares or thereabouts, 
sworne, examined and saith. That ye morn after Leo was buried 
Jane Salter Coming to your deponents house, shee asked her if 
shee had kild any hogg lately that your deponent might borrow 
some ; shee sayd no ; your deponent asked her, then whence 
had you that singed pork that was taken in your house ; and 
shee answered. It was the shoulder that widdow Bright gave 
her, And that Mathew Reed kild two hoggs at the head of the 
new Ordinarie & her husband helpt him whome with them 
and granny Bright gave him for his paynes a shoulder, & 
that shee stewed with potatoes & goodie Winchester eat of it, & 
your deponent answered, I warrant it was ye hogg that was 
kiled and the gutts cast into ye creek, and shee Answered Ay 
bee God was it ; your deponent answered ; tis strange Mathew 
Reed would singe his hoggs & cast the gutts into ye creeke & 
Jose the fatt; And she answered ; Ay bee God did he, & further 
saith not. 

Signed Frances Morgan. 

The determination of this Action 

Reserved to the next Court. 

Mr. Morgan Complaines against the Estate of Andrew 
Hanson, late deceased, for one hundred and two pounds of 
lob. & produst an accompt. 

Mr. Henry Morgan sworne. Examined and saith that the 
accoumpt hee hath brought into ye Court amounting to ye 
sume of one hundred & two pounds of tob. is a Just & true 
debt & that he hath received no part nor parcell thereof. 

The Court doth therefore Order out of ye Estate of ye sd 
Hanson present payment to bee made of the aforesaid debt, els 

Mrs. Marsu by her Attorney Mr. Hynson Complaines 
against the estate of Andrew Hanson, deceased, for ten thou- 
sand seven hundred and fifteen pounds of tobacco and Cask. 
The debt being proved ; 

The Court doth therefore Order that present payment be 
made out of ye Estate of the sayd Hanson of the two thousand 
seaven hundred and fifteen pounds of tob. and cask to ye plain- 
tiff els Execution. 

206 OLD KENT. [Sec. 71. 

Mrs. Marsh, Widdow, by her Attorney Mr. Thos. Hynson, 
Complaines against the estate of Valerus Leo, deceased, for 
One thousand two hundred twenty-eight pounds of tob. and 
Cask, The debt being proved. 

The Court doth therefore Order that present payment be 
made out of the Estate of ye sayd Valerus Leo of the one 
thousand two hundred twentie eight pounds of tob. and caske 
to ye plaintiffe els execution. 

Wra. Leedes Complaines against ye estate of Edward Tar- 
rent, deceased, for five hundred pounds of tob. which the sd 
Tarrent stood indebted to ye plaintiff to bee payd the next 
ensuinge Cropp : Capt. Wickes being overseer. The plaintiff 
havinge proved his Complaint, The Court doth therefore Or- 
der that the affore-mentioncd debt be payd out of the estate of 
ye sd Tarrent by Capt. Joseph Wickes overseer to ye estate, 
the last of November next ensuinge this present date. 

The Court doth order that John Winchester & John EIis 
shall make a legal appraisement of the estate of Edward Tar- 
rent, deceased. 

Sec. 71. Bee it known unto all men by these presents That 
I, Eoger Baxster of ye County of Kent planter, beinge truly 
effected in love to Marye Croutch, Widdow, ye late relict of 
George Croutch deceased and am fully determined God will- 
ing to take her to my wedded wife, & soe to make her one 
with my selfe ; The sayd Mary, having Children of her own, 
desires to reserve sume part of ye estate which was her hus- 
band Croutch's, to her own proper use, namely these particu- 
lars hearein hereafter exprest, 

Imprim. One Redde Cow, called Cherrie, fformerly bought 
of Capt. Vaughan, her mark, ye right eare Cropt ye left eare 
under keeled. 

Item. One Cowe of a redish coloure, called Clixke, hav- 
inge but one Eye, fformerly bought of John Dean. 

Item. The whole plantation that was in ye possession, & 
did lately belonge to her husband Croutch with all ye Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonginge or any wise appurtaininge. 

Item. One single bead, with all belonginge to it, which 
bedd her husband Croutch gave to theire daughter. 

Item. One Boxe, containinge in bigness about halfe a 
bushel 1. 

Item. One Iron Kettle, containinge about foure gallons. 

Now I, the said Roger Baxster, Joininge my selfe in matri- 
mony with ye sd Marie Croutch, doe, notwithstandinge, by 
virtue heareof disclaim all right, title, claime or interest for 


mee my heirs^ Executors, Administrators or Assignes to all 
& every particulare of ye sd Cattell & goods formerly men- 
tioned and cxprest. 

And doe allso further covenant, bind & engage my selfe 
that ye sd Mary shall have free liberty all ye tyme of her life 
to dispose all or any part of ye forementioned Cattell and 
goods, And at ye expiration of her time heare upon Earth If 
&od give her will & opertunitie, then by will, gift or bequest 
to dispose of ye same to her Childrene or whom she please as 
beinge her owne proper Estate without ye left or hindrance of 
mo ye sd Eoger Baxster my heires, Executors, Administrators 
or Assignes or any person or persons clairaings right or inter- 
est from or under me or mine ; And if it so happen that ye 
sayd Marie depart this life without will or diposal of ye sayd 
Cattell and goodes, that then ye same bee left to bee disposed 
of at ye discretion of ye Court to her children, then beinge or 
otherwise accordinge to equitie and conscience : 

I doe further covenant & bind my selfe as before that ye sd 
Marie shall have free libertie to dispose of either or both her 
children to any person or persons for their better Education & 
bringing up Allways provided that this disposall bee not done 
rashly, but to take ye advice of some two honest neigboures 
or have ye approbation of ye Court, and for Confirmation I 
have heareunto put my hand in ye presence of ye Court, this 
first day of January 1655. 


Roger t| -n 
Test. Tho. Hill Clar. Baxster. n D 

l.iber A. Fol. 112. 

Sec. 72. The deposition of Mr. Isack Hive, aged — years 
or thereabouts, taken in Court the first of January 1655, 
sworne, examined & saith. That beeinge at ye house of Georg 
Croutch in ye tyme of his sickness : The sd Croutch desired 
to make his will, or to speak something concerning ye dispo- 
sition of his estate, which was as followeth ; Sayd hee, Mr. 
Hive I entreat you to take notes what I intend to give to my 
Wife and Children, To my sonne George two gunnes, a great 
one & a little one, and allso I give him a heifler called genttle, 
and yearling coloured black called nanie: to my daughter 
Marie the heiflFer called melenore, two years ould, & one sowe 
and piggs that Capt. Vaughan had given her formerly ; And 
for ye rest of my Cattell, the plantation, movables & immova- 
bles I give to my Wife, and further saith not. 

IsA. Ilive. 

208 OLD KENT. ISec. 73, 74, 75. 

Sec. 73. Nicolus Pichard aged — yeares or there- 
abouts, his deposition taken in Court the first of Januarie 
1655, sworne, examined and saith 

That at ye same tyme when Mr. Isak Hive was with 
George Croutch in his sickness your deponent was allso pre- 
sent & heard the same words, formerly exprest in Mr. Hive's 
deposition, spoken or uttered by the sd Croutch & further 
saith not. 

Nicolus Pichard. 

Jurat coram 
Phill Conier. 

Sec. 74. At a Court houlden for Kent Februarie ye first 
1655 at Mr. Tho. Hynson's. 

Present — Mr. Philip Conier Capt. Jno. Russell 
Capt. Joe. WiCKES Mr. Wm. Eliot 
Mr. Tho. Einggold Mr. Hen. Carline. 

Mr. Tho. Bradnox Complaines agst Capt. Jos. Wickes for 
taking a Cannoe off his land. The Complaint not proved, no 
Order past. 

Thomas Hynson, high Sheriffe of ye Countic, Complaines 
agst John Salter & John Deane for seven hundred pounds of 
tob. due to his highness the Lord Protector, six hundred by 
Order of Court & one hundred by breach of an Act of Assem- 
bly as is exprest in a bill under their hand dated the 28th of 
Feb. 1654, a note also under Mr. Durand's hand Sec. for ye 
Province, to remit, of the seven hundred, three hundred, pro- 
vided the foure hundred bee payd. 

The bill beeinge proved & ye debt made appeare altogether 
unsatisfied ; 

The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd John Salter & 
Jno. Dean shall pay to his highness ye Lord Protector or his 
substitute foure hundred pounds of tob. beefore the expiration 
of tenne dayes, and in default thereof, then present payment 
to bee made by ye sd Jno. Salter and Jno. Dean to his high- 
ness ye Lord Protector of England, or his substitute, of seven 
hundred pounds of tob. with Court Charges, els Execution. 

Sec. 75. Mr. Wm. Eliot & Jno. Ringgold ye last Court 
havinge made a proceeding by Course of Law, putting into ye 
Court their complaint or declaration agst John Salter, Wm. 
Price & Jane, the wife of Jno. Salter, in an Action of suspi- 
cion of Theft. The suit remaininge still in dependence, ye 
plaintiff desires a hearinge, and entreat for Justice agst ye de- 
fendants, and that ye suit may be issued without further delay. 


The deposition of Margret Balioay, aged 21 or thereabouts, 
sworne, examined and saith, That Jane Salter beeinge at ye 
deponent's master^s house, talking with her mistress she heard 
Jane say, that, her husband had a shoulder of pork of ye 
widdow Bright because hee helpt to carie whom ye hoggs, and 
her mistress sayd what of ye hoggs that Moll Croutch saw ye 
garbish of, & Jane swore that it was ye same, & further saith 

The Deposition of Margret Winchester, aged 25 yeares or 
thereabouts, sworne, examined & saith ; 

That about ye last of October your deponent was at ye house 
of John Salter & his Wife gave her to eate some singed pork 
which was a good growth, and further saith not. 

Margret Winchester, 
her I mark. 
By mee John Russell 

19th December Ano. 1655. 

The Plaintiffs Mr. Eliot & John Ringgold havinge proved 
their charge or complaint to ye Court, which ye sd plaintiffi 
put in ye last Court & have made this Cause, agst John Salter, 
that there is just cause of suspicion of Theft, evident by many 
undeniable circumstances & depositions, and making ye suspi- 
tion now appear. The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd 
Salter shall not kill any hogg or hoggs without sume two of 
his honest neighbours, with him, at the killinge of them, or 
beefore they bee cut up ; that they may be able to give evidence 
of ye marks, beinge thereunto called, & this Order to remaine 
in force till ye Court signifie their pleasure to ye contrary, this 
to bee performed with Court Charges, els Execution. 

Mr. Wm. Eliot & John Ringgold upon ye forementioned 
declaration ; entreat for Justice agst Wm. Price also, beinge 
one of ye defendants in this Action of Suspission of Theft. 

The deposition of Henry Morgan, aged 42 years, or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined & saith ; That about your 

deponent went into ye woods & had in his company his owne 
boy & Nicolus Pickard & Wm. Price & beeinge in ye woods 
ye boy and Price parted from them, and afterwards we heard 
a gun goe off & conceived it to bee Price that shott, & in ye 
eveninge when wee mett together at Browne's house, your de- 
ponent asked him if he kild anythinge, & he answered No 1 
& swore it with bitter Othes, and wee wisht him if hee kild 
anythinge to confess it, but he still denied that hee kild any 
thinge ; afterwards your deponent's boy that was with Price, 

210 OLD KENT. 

when hee shott, tould ye wenches, what he kild, but at present 
was loth to tell his master, but after ye boy tould your de- 
ponent, that Price shott at hoggs once & mist, & shot again & 
kild a markt shote of Mr. Southes ; hearing this your depon- 
ent went to Salterns to speakc with Price, but Salter & Price 
beeingc neither of them at home, your deponent left word with 
Salter's wife that it was Price's best course to goe to South & 
make his peace with him, & shee lettiuge her husband & Price 
know what your deponent had sayd, they went to South & 
Price acknowledged he had done him an injury & made an end 
& further saith not. 

Signed Henhy Mokgan. 

Nickolas Pickard, sworne, aflirracs yc same in ye former de- 
position till it come to the boy telling ye wenches & further 
saith not. 

The plaintiffes havinge made appcare to ye Court that there 
is just cause of suspicion agst ye sd Wm. Price of his unlaw- 
full killinge of hoggs : And that he is alsoe culpable of ye 
breach of an Act of Assembly in killing of a markt hogg con- 
trarie to ye sd Act. 

The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd Price (becinge 
conceived unable to pay a fine exprest in that Act afforemen- 
tioned) for his punishment shall attend the next Court & shall 
in open Court stand with a papper upon his brest declaringe 
his offence ; soe longe tyme as ye Court shall appoint, And 
shall make a public acknowledgment of his fault ; And also 
shall repair Cranie bridge soe as to be halfe a foot above a 
common high water, with a Raill to it, & ye bridge to be well 
staked & made fast in his place, & this to bee performed before 
the next Court. 

And whereas ye said Salter & Price have lived together, in 
one house & familie, in this time of suspition. It is there* 
fore Ordered that there shall bee a separation, & that sd Price 
shall forthwith remove & noe longer abide or remaine in house 
or familie with ye said John Salter; and shall pay Court 
Charges els execution. 

Whereas ye Court hath received information that Wm. Price 
& Jane Salter have been much accustomed to take ye name of 
God in vain, thereby transgressing both ye Lawes of God & 
man, but in particular that Wm. Price swore three Othes, 
hearby transgressinge An Act of Assembly against that sinne, 
provided; dated Octob. 20. 51 No. 11. 


The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd Wm. Price shall 
pay tenne pounds of tob. for Everie Oath, particularized in ye 
information ; And that John Salter shall pay tenne pounds of 
tob. for each of those Oathes swornc by his wife forementioned ; 
the one halfe to ye publick use &ye other halfe to ye Informer 
to bee collected by ye Sheriffe with Court Charges els Execu- 

Sec. 76. The Deposition of Mr. Tho. Hynson, aged 35 years 
or thereabouts, taken in Court February ye first 1655, sworne, 
examined, saith 

That Winter last was twelve months, beeinge with Mr. 
Marsh when Roger Baxster & hcc made up their accoumpts, 
& Roger Baxster had a bill of Mr. Marshes, which did near 
discoumpt a bill which Mr. Marsh had of his, when ye sd Mr. 
Marsh promised to deliver to ye sd Roger Baxster and at that 
tyme there was a verre small matter beetwixt them, & ye depo- 
nent beeing present was desired by both parties to make up 
their accoumpts and further saith not. rp Hynson 

The deposition of Capt. Jno. Russell, aged 34 years or there- 
abouts, taken in Court ye first of Feb. 1655, sworne, examined 
and saith, 

That Mr. Marsh bcciiige at your deponents house hec desired 
your deponent to receive two hoggsheads of tob. at Francis 
Barneses, either one or both as received from Wm. Price & 
when your deponent delivered ye weight of ye tob. to Mr. Marsh 
Wm. Price desired to accoumpt with him to see whether hee 
had payd him all hee Owed him or no, and it appeared that it 
was payd & Price desired a discharge & Mr. Marsh Answered, 
it neede not for I'll send over my bill & further saith not. 

John Russell. 

The deposition of Anthonie Calloway, aged 26 years or 
thereabouts, taken in Court 11th Mo. first 1655, sworne, ex- 
amined & saith, 

That when Mrs. Bradnox came home from Virginia, ye 
first night ye deponent heard her tell Mr. Ringgold that Car- 
line coming to Capt. Fleet's & this woman with him, which 
he carried from Kent, Capt. Fleet provided lodginge for them 
& for another man, which was there, & provided a bed for ye 
two women, ye woman with Carline & another woman & Mr. 
Carline said to yt woman yt hee carried from Kent, " Hunnie 
thou art a could, wilt thou go to bed." She said ^^ No, Sweet- 
heart;" and he took her in his armes, and threw her upon ye 

21 2 OLD KENT. ISec. 77, 78. 

bed yt was provided for Capt. Fleet & ye other stmnger, & in 
ye night Capt. Fleet heard them make a noise, and was very 
angrie, & eali'd to his folkes & bade turn them out at doores, 
and that ye said Mr. Carline did disown his Wife, beeinge 
verie angrie, saying that shee had under ye Commissioners 
hand & ye Court's ; & more than that, in ye Chest that her 
husband brought down there was a Certificate, <fe ye Chest 
was broke open, & ye Certificate was found ; & there was a 
Court at Rappahannock's, & this woman that went with Mr. 
Carline was ordered 30 lashes by ye Court, & Mr. Carline 
was fined for keeping ye servant away so longe, & disowning 
of his Wife & was banisht out of ye place, & hee went away 
intending to come to Kent, but Mrs. Bradnox said that hee 
could not have ye face to come to show his face, & further 
saith not. 

Sec. 77. At a Court houlden fFor Kent, March the first 1655 
at ye house of Mr. Hynson, high sherife of ye Countie. 

Whereas a Warrant was lately issued forth agst Edward 
Rogers for his personal appearance at this Court; to answer 
his breach of an Act of Assemblic, and hath not made his ap- 
pearance : 

The Court doth therefore Order that if yesd Edward Rogers 
shall not make his personal appearance ye next Court; Mr. 
Tho. Hynson, high sheriff fFor the countie, shall pay the fine 
exprest in the afforesd Act with costs of suite. 

Sec. 78. Aprill ye 24th, 1656. George Hall his mark off 
Cattell & hoggs : Both cares Cropt and ye right eare over- 
keeled or a small notch on ye upper side. 

Liber A. Fol. 119. 

At a Court houlden ffor Kent, May the flirst 1656, at ye 
house of Mr. Tho. Hynson, high sheriffe for ye Countie. 

The Court havinge received information upon Oath that 
Edward Rogers is guiltie of a breach of an Act of Assembly ; 
the sd Rogers allso Confessinge in Court that hee shott & kild 
a turkey upon Sunday Contrarie to the sd Act ; pleading for 
himselfe that this was his first offence, of that nature, & that 
hee was Ignorant of ye Act of Assembly prohibiting shoot- 
inge on Sundayes ; & is sorie for his Offence, promissing never 
to do the like 

The Court is pleased for this tyme to accept his plea, & to 
inflict noe further penaltie upon him, save only, ye sd Rogers 
shall pay the Charges of ye suitt, els Execution. 

Wm. Price hath made his appearance, to satisfie ye Law, 
for his demerits, standinge in ye Open Court, with a paper 


upon his brest^ declaringe his offence, accordinge to an Order 
of Court dated Februarie ye first 1655. 

Mr. Thos. Bradnox hath arrested to ye Court Jno. Smith 
in an Action of ye case, sume of his witness beeinge absent, 
desires a Reference to ye next Court, which the Court is 
pleased to graunt. 

JonN Smith, defendant, havinge subponed twoe witneses, 
for his defense agst ye aforesd action of ye Case, for ye avoid- 
inge of further trouble & charges, desires their Oathes may 
l)ee taken, to be of use, for his defence, when occasion shall 
bee ofered. 

The deposition of Tho. Wethcrcll, aged 47 yeares or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined & saitii, 

That Mr. Bradnox eame to ye deponent & sd hee had lost 
a kocke Turkey, and your deponent tould him that Jno. Smith 
that morninge kild a turkey & Mr. Bradnox sayd that his tur- 
key was alive after George Hall was come from his house 
about noon, & Mr. Bradnox sayd I heard a gune after George 
was gone, about ye head of ye spring, & I thought that gunne 
kild my Turkey; Tlien sd your deponent to him againe, then 
it cannot bee your Turkey for ye Turkey that John Smith 
kild, was kild in ye morning & further saith not. 

Signed Tiio. Witiierell. 

The deposition of George Hall, aged 34 yeares or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined & saith. 

That what ye aforesd Tho. Witherell hath exprcst in his 
Oath, your deponent George Hall affirmes ye same verbatim 
and further saith not. 

Geokge Hall. 
his H mark 

Sec. 79. The deposition of VVra. Price, aged 30 yeares or 
thereabouts, taken in ye presence of Mr. Henry Morgan ye 
Hth of June 1656, sworne, examined & saith : 

That about ye middle of May last, on a Saturday, at night, 
cominge home verie late, your deponent was to goe to Good- 
man Martin's to work, and Thos. Reade, also, & Goodie Mar- 
tin was to go home with us, & coming downe to ye water side, 
readie to put oflF ye Cannoe, the wind rose, & your deponent 
was not willinge to goe, but to return back, & stay all night, 
& cominge backc againe into ye house where Henry Ashley 
dwells we went to supper, and after supper Goodie Martin 

214 OLD KENT. ISec. 80, 8 1 . 

made ye bedd, and said ^' I have turned ye bedd and made it 
large enough for us all three," and shee and Henry Ashley, & 
young Robin Martin went all to bedd together, and Robin lay 
betweene them in ye middle; and in ye morning, when your 
deponent rose hee found them all three in bedd together and 
young Robin between ; and Goodie Martin and Henry were 
ye last that rose out of bed, and further saith not. 

Signed Wm. Price. 

Sec. 80. At a Court houlden for Kent, July the first 1656. 

Present— Capt. Joseph Wickes Mr. Hen. Morgan, 
Capt. John Russell Mr. Wm. Eliot. 

Capt. Robt. Vauguan, Attorney to Mr. Abbot, com- 
plaines agst Jno. Deane that he stands indebted to ye sd Abbot 
one thousand two hundred and five pounds of tob. & hath 
produst a bill of sixteen hundred pounds of tob & cask due to 
bee payd ye tenth of November next of ye which bill 1205 lbs. 
of tob. remain still unsatisfied. The sd Deane havinge con- 
fest a Judgment & that there reraaines unsatisfied of ye sd bill 
one thousand two hundred and five. 

The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd Deane shall make 
payment of one thousand two hundred & five pounds of tob. 
& cask to Capt. Robt. Vaughan, Attorney to ye sd Abbot, ye 
tenth of November next accordinge to ye tenor of ye sd bill 
with Court Charges els Execution. 

Sec. 81. At a Court houlden for particular Occasions, at 
ye house of Mr. Philip Connier, Commander for the Countie, 
July the 5th 1656, present Mr. Philip Connier, Capt. Jo. 
Wickes, Mr. Tho. Hyfison, Mr. Henry Morgan, Capt. Jno. 

Whereas Mr. Henry Carline ye first of May last past was 
in open Court sworne to perform ye Office of a Sheriffle, truly 
& faithfully for sum present Occasion & not fully Established 
for want of Securitie ; hee promisinge to bringe securitie for 
his place the next Court followinge, which was the first of July 
last past ; Security by him then tendered, but in such manner, 
as could not with saftie be accepted. Securitie by ye sd Car- 
line this day tendered, such as ye Court was pleased to accept. 

The Court doth therefore Order that ye sd Henery Carline 
shall act & officiate in ye place & office of a Sheriffe for this 
Countie of Kent, according to his Oath, and Charge, given 


him, ye first of May last past, l^eeing ye said first of May 
alsoe cliosen & elected, & now upon bis securitie, by ye Court 

Sec. 82, Tbe Copie of tbe bond for securitie followeth. 

Bee it Knowen unto all men by these presents that we and 
either of us Thomas Hawkins of Popler Island, & Thomas 
Coll of ye Countie of Providence doe bind & engage our- 
selves, our Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assignes, 
Joyntly & severally in ye sume of fourtie thousand pounds of 
tobacco in cask, to save & keep harmless ye Court & Countie 
of Kent from all damadgc, detriment or loss which shall any 
way be occasioned by Mr. Hcnery Carline, in ye office of a 
Sheriffe, without damadge to any person ; And for confirma- 
tion hereof have hereunto put our hands & scales this 2d of 
July 1656. 

Thomas Hawkins. 
The mark Tc of 
Thomas Cole. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in ye presence of us. 

Phill Sprye. 
The mark I of 
John Salter. 

This is signed and scal'd & delivered in ye presence of Mr. 
Wm. Fuller. 

Vera Copia Testis. Tho. Hill, Clar. 

Fol. 122 

Sec. 83. The following deposition alludes to a very early 
meeting-house (more probably of the Quakers than of the 
Puritans) if not the earliest within the Province of Maryland : 

August, ye 12th 1656. The deposition of Mr. Thos. South, 
aged about 35 yrs. or thereabouts, taken in ye presence of Mr. 
Thomas Hynsou (upon Kent) sworne, examined & saith. 

That about March last your deponent & Bitchard Blunt 
bought a plantation of Mr. Thomas, at Severne (that hee was 
then seated upon) as both plainly appear, by a bill of sale, 
under Mr. Thomas his hand. The bounds of which land, Mr. 
Thomas made known to us by word of mouth, as followeth : 
Bounded one way with ye meetingc-house path, but he never 
understood that it exceeded that ; And bounded like-wise to a 
valley, in ye way to Mr. Owines, where ye fence runs, & ye 

216 OLD KENT. [Sec. 84, 85. 

your deponent further saith, that to ye best of his knowledge, 
the point of land that ye Meeting-house stands upon was in- 
cluded in ye bargain ; and further saith not. 

Tho. South. 

Sec. 84, At a Court houlden for Kent, September ye first 

Present— Mr. Tho. Ringgold Mr. Henery Morgan 
Mr. Tho. Hynson Mr. Wm. Eliot. 

William Price eoraplaines agst Elizabeth Martin ye wife 
of Rob. Martin, that shee hath defamed him by callinge him 
Peijured Rogue : and brings his evidence. 

The Deposition of Mr. Tho. Hill, aged 52 years or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined and saith, 

That beeinge at the house of Rob. Martin a little before 
July Court last. Goodie Martin was enquiringe of an Oath that 
had lately l>een taken agst her by William Price & Tho. 
Reade & askt your deponent what it was that Price had taken 
his oath of agst her, & your deponent gave her this answer, 
His Oath was that you were in bedd with Henery Ashley; & 
hath this in it, you were in bedd together: she replied. Iff 
hee had taken such an Oath, hee was Perjured Rogue, and 
further saith not. 

Tuo. Hill. 

Sec. 85. The deposition of Thos. South, aged 38 years or 
thereabouts, sworne, examined and saith. 

That your deponent being present at ye same tyme, aflSrmes 
ye same verbatime as is exprest & deposed in ye former depo- 
sition, to the best of his knowledge, with this addition, that 
shee sayd Tom Reed sayes no such thiuge, and further saith not. 

Tuos. South. 

The defendant doth acknowledge ye charge made by ye sd 
Price in his Complaint & that the twoe depositions prove that 
ye charge was true. 

The Court doth therefore Order that the defendant shall 
pay to ye sd Wm. Price for ye reparation of his credit three 
hundred pounds of tob. in caske, or acknowledge her offence 
and aske ye plaintiffe forgives in open Court, & for a fine 
shall pay three hundred pounds of tobacco in caske for pub- 
lick uses as ye Court shall think fitt, with Court charges, els 


7th Mo. 9th 1656. The deposition of Wm. Price, taken in 
ye presense of Mr. Thos. Hynson, aged 30 years or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined & saith : 

That your deponent in June last or thereabouts, went to 
Mr. Hatton's at Siverne (& had in his companye John Salter, 
Jno. Bingold & Thos. Hinson) to lay out a hogshead or twoe 
of tob. to buye necessaries, for his use ; & he asked for soape 
& women's shoes & there beeingc none to be had, your depo- 
nent, & ye rest that were in his company, went to Mr. Utie's 
store, & Mr. Utie went into ye store house door, & your de- 
ponent saw Jno. Salter handlinge & cheapeninge of a hat, & 
ye hats lay upon a box that was halfe open, & about halfe full 
of soap, & as one hand was upon ye hats hee slide ye other 
downe, into ye box, which made your deponent suspect hee 
might take sume soap out of ye box, & comminge out of ye 
store your deponent, lookt upon his pocket, & saw it moist, & 
your aeponent askt him what hee had got in his pocket, & hee 
answered " I tould Mr. Utie my wife was at great want of 
soap & hee verie kindly gave me a piece," & pulled it out of 
his pocket & showed it him & it was a small cake of soap & 
further saith not. 

Signed Wm. Price. 

7th Mo. 9th 1656. The deposition of Jno. Ringold, taken 
in ye presence of Mr. Thos. Hynson, aged 20 years or there- 
abouts, sworne, examined & saith : 

That your deponent beeinge in ye company of Jno. Salter, 
Wm. Price & Thos. Hinson ; Price had occasion to goe to Mr. 
Hatton's store to lay out a hogshead or twoe of tob. but Mr. 
Hatton not having such necessaries as Price wanted, wee went 
to Mr, Utie's store to gett some soap & your deponent spoke 
to Mr. Utie for soape, & his answer was that his brother had 
denied divers gentlewomen in that place of soape, & there was 
little possibilitie of having any. Salter also made a great com- 
plaint for soap to Mr. Utye & tould him his " wife had none 
to wash his linnen,'' & Mr. Utie goinge into ye store brought 
forth a pair of shoes, that were spoke for, & Salter seeinge ye 
store door open went in & went to a parcell of hattes, that lay 
upon a soap-chest, & was cheapeninge one, Mr. Utie & mee 
beeinge come to him into the store ; & your deponent seeinge 
ye out side of his pocket & saw a cake of soape, at that pre- 
sent, in his pocket, beefore they went out of ye store-house, & 
further saith not. 

Folio 124 John Ringgold. 


218 OLD KENT. [Sec. 86, 86 Ay 87. 

Sec. 86. Mb. Tho. Broadnox agst Anthony Calloway, in 
an Action of ye Case : The sd Calloway conditioned to serve 
him ye last yeare ; but failinge of ye performance of his con- 
ditions ; the sd Broadnox enters his Action for a yeare's ser- 
vice to be made good ye next year. 

The deffendant brings two Oathes for his defence as followeth : 
The deposition of Mr. Tho. Hynson, aged 36 years or there- 
abouts, taken in the presence of ye Court, sworne, examined 
& saith, 

That being at ye house of Mr. Broadnox about January 
last, Mr. Broadnox desired y'r deponent to write a Condition 
between Anthony Calloway and him at that tyme, but had 
spoke to ye deponent divers tymes before to ye same purpose ; 
And of writing thereof your deponent did Arrest ye so Callo- 
way at ye suit of Jno. Deane for ye performance of a bargain 
of service which hee had made with him before, and ye said 
Anthony being cald to put his hand to ye condition made be- 
twixt Mr. Broadnox and himself formerly mentioned ; after 
hee was arrested, the sd Anthony desired he might speak with 
Jno. Deane first; Mr. Broadnox replied again, hee might put 
his hand to it without any questions, for if Deane have you 
by order of Court then I cannot have you. 

Liber A. Folio 125. 

Sec. 86, A. — State of Maryland, 1 

Kent County, sot. j 

I hereby certify that the aforegoing extracts, contained in 
Old Kent, written by Col, George A. Hanson, of Badclifie 
Hall, Kent Co., Md,, and embraced within the following sec- 
tions, viz. : Sec. 1, Sec. 8, Se6. 36 B, Sec. 36 C, and within 
all the unlettered sections, from Sec. 69 to Sec. 86, both in- 
cluded, are true and correct extracts from the Court Proceed- 
ings and the Land Record Books of Kent County, aforesaid. 

eoooooo ^^ Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand 
aiof^ and affix the seal of the Circuit Court for 
IntcS? I K^ent County, on this sixteenth day of August, 
^^"^^' *♦ in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred 
^o^<x^ and ve. 

D. C. Blackiston, 

Sec. 87. The following are extracts from Liber C. Liber 
B. is lost. 


At a Court houlden for the County of Kent ye 28th day of 
January 1667. 

Present — Capt. Robt. Vauohan, Mb. John Vickeris, 
Mr. Richard Blunt, Mr. John Dabb^ 
Mr. William Head, Mr. Tho. Osborne, 


This day Philip the son of Philip Conner late of this county, 
deceased, comes into Court and made choice of Mr. John 
Wright to be his guardian and requesteth this Court soe to 
order it; this Court taking it into consideration doth order 
that the said Mr. Wright may be his guardian & to perform 
the part of a guardian by the said Philip according as the law 
doth require. 

[When I examined this Liber in 1865, there was recorded 
on folio 5 a Commission dated 10th Feb. 1667, from Grov- 
ernor Charles Calvert to John Wright, appointing him Clerk 
of Kent county in the place of Tobey Wells. Some vandal 
hand has cut the Commission out, and it is missing.] 


Sec. 88. At a Court houlden ye 31st March 1668, for ye 
Lord Proprietor in 36th year of his Dominion and for Kent 

Henry Downs was appointe<I Constable for the Upper Hun- 
dred and John Magrudcr for the Lower Hundred. 

Sec. 89. At a Court houlden ye 25th Aueust 1668, for the 
Lord Proprietor, in the 37th ycare of his Dominion, and for 
Kent county, present 

Capt. Robert Vauohan, Mr. William Head, 
Capt. John Vicaris, Mr. Richard Blunt, 

Mr. Morgan Williams, Mr. Thomas Osborne, 
Mr. John Dabb, 


Sec. 90. At a Court held the 13th of October 1668, for 
the Lord Proprietor, in the 37th yeare of his Dominion, at 
Mr. Richard Bluut's, for Kent county. 

Whereas information hath been given to some of the Com- 
missioners of this county that Hannah Jenkins, Daughter in 
Law to Mr. George Harris of this county hath been delivered 
of a man child 

220 OLD KENT. [&C. 91. 

The Court finding a suspition of Murther ordered a Jury of 
women to be called to Search the body of the said Hannah 
whether she was delivered of a child or noc, which accordingly 
was done. 

The names of the Jury- women : 

Mary Vicaris Elizabeth Winchester 

Eebecca Denny Hannah Dabb 

Christian Ringgold Katharine Osborne 

Elizabeth Coppage Ann Blunt 

Dorothy Williams Mary Southern 

Margrett Jones Katharine Stated 

The Jury's verdict is that the said Hannah Jenkins is clear 
from the bearing and never had a child to the best of their 

Mary Vicaris, Fore-woman. 

Hannah Jenkins desires her Father-in-Law, Mr. George 
Harris, to be her Attorney, which the Court doth allow of. 

According to the Jury's verdict the Court doth order that 
the said Hannah Jenkins shall be cleared by proclamation and 
ordered the Sheriff to doe it. 

In the year 1668 the County Levy was 40,300 pounds of 
tobacco; 115 persons, 260 lbs. per poll. 


Sec. 91. At a Court houlden the 26th of January 1668 o.8. 
(1669 n, 8,) for the Lord Proprietor, in the 37th year of his 
Dominion & in Kent Court. Present, 

Henry Coursey, Esq., Mr. William Head, 
Capt. John Vicaris, Mr. Richard Blunt, 

Mr. Mati^hew Read, Mr. Thomas Osborne, 

Mr. Morgan Williams, Mr. John Dabb, 


At this Term Mrs. Mary Vaughan, the Relict of Capt. 
Robert Vaughan, brought a suit against John Muggison. 

Desborough Bennett was appointed Clerk in the place 
of Robert Dunn, and Robert Dunn, John Vicaris, Matthew 
Read, Morgan Williams, Richard Blunt, Thos. Osborne, Wra. 
Head, John Wright, and Wm. Bishop were appointed, by 
Gov. Chas. Calvert, Commissioners of Kent County. 


John Ringgold, William Price and " ye three Swedes, 
Randolph Hanson, William Hanson and John Hanson, 
were together at ye store of Mr. Utye at Scverne in ye month 
of June 1656 • . John Hanson was 26 years of age or 

Sec. 92. I do hereby license you to join Francis Pine and 
Mary Vicaris in marriage, without further publication. 

Given under my hand and seal, this 22d day of February 

Philip Calvert. 

To all Priests, Ministers or Magistrates w^hom these pre- 
sents doe or may concern. 

Francis Pine afterwards spoke of Capt. John Vicaris, the 
former husband of his wife Mary, as his predecessor. 


Sec. 93. At the October Term for the year 1670, John 
Dabb was made overseer of the high ways for the Upper Hun- 
dred, and Ed. Burton for the lower one of the county. The 
old roads made the previous year, are to be cleared and made 
good, a sufficient bridge to be made at the head of '^ Pig Quar- 
ter," and another at the " head of the Tarkeels," also a road 
to be made from the said " Pig Quarter Creek," to the road 
at the head of Broad Creek, a bridge be made ''over the 
spring by Little Creek, passable both for horse and foot." The 
inhabitants, who are taxable, are to be called upon to furnish 
their respective quotas. 

In the Records of this year appear the names of Charles de 
la Roch, Atty., Michael DeCoursey, Physician, Richard Tilgh- 
man, Physician, and William Granger, Planter. 

At this time Maj. John Ingram was Sheriff and Peter Sayer 
Clerk of the County. 

In the year 1670 there were 163 *' Titheables," persons who 
were liable to taxation, in Kent County. 


Sec. 94. On folio 54, Liber C, is recorded the following : 
To all persons to whom these may come, these are to cer- 
tify, that I have ordered & appoynted & doe hereby order and 
appoynt that for the future the North East side of Chester, as 
far as the bounds of Talbott county were formerly on that 
side, shall now bee added to Kent county and I doe declare 
that part to belong to Kent as alsoe Poplars Island, and doe 

222 OLD KENT. [Sec. 95, 96. 

hereby require that the Sherifife of Talbott county presume 
not to recover any quitt rents or dues from the inhabitants 
living & residing uppon the places above specified, they being 
within the county of Kent. Given under my hand this 4 
June 1671. 

Charles Calvert. 

Sec. 95. At a session of the Commissioners, held at the 
house of Mr. Robert Dunn, November 13th, 1671. 

By his Excellency Oie Generall : 

Maryland, ss. — I have thought fitt to add to your Com- 
mission Tho. South, Joseph Wickes, Henry Horsier and 
Francis Pyne of your County Gents, to be Justices of Peace 
of your County, and I doe hereby appoint Tho. South and 
Joseph Wickes of the Quorum & the sd Thomas South to be 
Chairman, the which Commissioners I doe hereby order and 
empower you to swear according to the usual forms & to ad- 
mitte of them in your County & County Courts as his Lord's 
Commissioners & Justices of peace in the sd county in as full 
and ample manner as any of you that are constituted by Com- 
mission under the great seal of this province, and of this all 
persons are to take notice. 

Given under my hand and scale att armes this eighteenth 
day of October, Fortieth year of the Dominion of Cecilius 
Proprietor. Annoq. Dom. 1671. 

Charles Calvert. 

To the Commissioners of Kent county. 

At the November Court, 1671, John Ringgold was ap- 
pointed Overseer of the High-ways for Chester Hundred and 
Philip Thomas for the Lower Hundred. 

From the short Register of Burials upon Folio 57, it ap- 
pears that Robert Dunn " dyed on ye 12th of May 1676 " and 
that Alice, daughter of Joan Dunn, dyed the 9th day of 
August 1678. 


Sec. 96. Liber C. skips over the period between the Court's 
session of November 1671 and that of August 1675. The fol- 
lowing extract from Liber E. will show who were the Com- 
missioners in 1674 : 



At a Court houlden for ye County of Kent, September ye 
28th, 1674, 

Present — Mr. Thomas South 
Mr. Joseph Wickes Mr. John Hinson 

Mr. James Ringgold Mr. William Lawrence 


The Complaint of William Drake, servant to Mr. John 

To the worshipfull Justices of ye peace. Commissioners for 
said County, or to any or either of them. The humble peti- 
tion of William Drake, servant to Mr. John Wells, showeth 
yt the sd John Wells your petitioner's master, have severall 
times abused by giving of me uulawfuU correction, by fying 
my two hand wrists together, hanging me up to ye gunne 
racks, and whipped me without mercy giving me at least one 
hundred blowes upon my bare skin. And let me hang so long, 
by the handwrists upon ye sd Gunn Racks, yt ye blooa started 
through and out of my fingers and all my hands pealed, and 
his chiefest ay me was to strike me upon my members, when he 
was whipping of me. After he commanded me to goe with 
him into ye wood along with him ; which I did, accordingly, 
to his desire, and when he had me there he was so unmerciful! 
in beating of me, that, he broke a hycory stick all in pieces — 
severall other matters I could alege, but loath to be tedious, 
wherefore your humble petitioner desires yt your worshs. will 
take it into youer wise consideration and think upon my 
misery, I doe endure, and your poor servant will pray for you, 

A true copy. Charles Bankes, Clk. 

Hans Hanson, aged 28 yeares, sworne in open Court, saith 
yt John Wells stript his servant, William Drake, about ye 
spring of ye yeare & bound him cross-handed & so hung him 
on ye Gunn Racks, & he was hung up so high yt his toes 
touched ye ground, & there the said Wells gave his sd servant 
fifty lashes upon his naked body, and furthermore your depo- 
nent spoke to James Curlow to speak to Mr. Robert Wells to 
take away ye whipp out of his hands for he thought he had 
enough, & yt sd. Mr. Wells tould me your deponent, with his 
own mouth, that he had basted him, afterwards, in the wood, 
& further saith not. 

Hans. Hanson. 

224 OLD KENT. [Sec. 97, 97 A. 


Sec. 97. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, 
December ye 7th 1675, and adjourned untill ye 9th day of 
' December. 

Present — Mr. Joseph Wickes Mb. Jno. Hynson 
Mr. James Ringgold Mr. Henry Hosier, 


Mr. Cornelius Comegys was appointed " Overseer for ye 
highways of Langford's Bay Hundred and yt he make cleare 
a road from Richard Joanes his house to Swan Creeke road, 
according to Act of Assembly, which road is to bee tenn (10) 
foot wide, & yt sufficient bridges be made in ye sd Roade, pas- 
sable for horse & foot, if need require.'' 

Jno. Dabb was appointed Overseer of the High-ways for 
the Upper Hundred, Isaac Winchester for the Lower Hundred, 
and oraered '*yt ye old roads, yt were repaired ye last yeare 
be all cleared & made good from Mr. Joseph Wickes house to 
Swan Creek roade." 

James Stoup recordeth his mark of Cattle and Hoggs 
w'ch is a Cropp & a slitt on ye right eare, & a Cropp & an 
under keile on ye Left. 

Charles Banckes recordeth his marke of Cattle & Hc^gs, 
w'ch is a swallow forke on ye left eare & an under-kield & an 
over-kield on ye right eare. 

Dec. ye 8th 1675. 

Hans Hanson recordeth his mark, a swallow forke on ye 
left eare & a Croppe & two slitts on ye Right. 

Sec. 97, A. Cornelius Comegys came to Kent about the 
year 1670. By the Act of Assembly of 1672, chapter xxix, he 
and his whole family were naturalized. The title of the Act 
is, " The humble petition of Hans Hanson, Cornelius Com^ys, 
the elder, Millimenty Comegys, his Wife, Cornelius Comegys 
the younger, Elizabeth Comegys, William Comegys, and Han- 
nah Comegys their children.'' (See Bacon's Laws of Maryland.) 

They settled on the Chester River and the old homestead 
remained in the family until within a few years past. CoVne- 
lius Comegys, the elder son of the emigrant, inherited the 
home farm, and from him is descended the Quaker Neck 

William Comegys, younger son of Cornelius and Mille- 
menty Comegys, went to Crumpton, then known as McAllis- 
ter's Ferry. He had one son William Comegys, who m. 28th 

CX)MEOYS. 225 

of Nov. 1734, Ann Cosden, and d. 29th of March 1764. He 
had child., viz., John, b. 4th of Fcb'y 1736,— Alethea, b. 9th 
of June 1737 (who m. Joseph Ireland), — Alpharis and Al- 
phonso, twins, b. 15th of Dec. 1738, — Edward, b. 13th of 
Jan'y 1741,— Nathaniel, b. 23d of Feb'y 1745,— Ann, b. 28th 
of June 1747,— Jesse, b. 30th of Oct. 1749,— Edward William, 
b. 2d of April 1752,— Jonathan,— Elizabeth, b. 7th of Feb'y 
1757, and Cornelius Comegys, b. 4th of July 1758. 

John Comegys, son of William and Ann Cosden Comcgys, 
m. 15th of Oct. 1757, Sarah Spencer, and had child., viz., 
Samuel, b. 29th of Aug. 1758,— John,— Ann, b. 4th of Sept. 
1763,— Isaac, b. 9th of June 1765,— Jervis, b. 8th Aug. 1768, 
— William,--Sarah, and Nathaniel Comegys, b. 16th of Dec. 

Samuel Comegys, son of John and Sarah Spencer Comegys, 
m. 15th of Jan'y 1780, — Mary Gleaves, and had child., viz., 
John Gleaves, — Sarah^ — George, — Margaret, and Samuel 
Comegys. He m. again 14th of Feb'y 1791, — Mary Free- 
man, and had child., viz.. Freeman, — Mary, — Nathaniel, — 
Samuel,— Edward F., b. 13th of April 1797 (still living at 
this date, 16th Sept. 1875, in Alabama),— William,— Milli- 
minta, and Washington Comegys. 

Edavard F. Comegys, son of Samuel and Mary Freeman 
Comegys, m. Miss Erly, of Alabama, and had child., viz., 
George, — John, — Kate, and Ella Comegys. He m. again, 
and had sons, viz., William and Edward Comegys. 

MiLLiMiNTA Comegys, dau. of Samuel and Mary Freeman 
Comegys, m. Thomas J. Mann, and had child., viz., Mary 
Ann, — Joseph Comegys, and Samuel Mann. 

Washington Comegys, son of Samuel and Mary Freeman 
Comegys, m. Miss Palmer, and had child., viz., Samuel Wil- 
liam, — George W., and John E. Comegys. He ni. a 2nd 
time, Leonora Ncwnam, and had child., viz., Washington, — 
Mary, and Henry Comegys. 

Samuel William Comegys, son of Washington Comegys, 
m. 26th of June 1848, G. A. C. Massey, and had child., viz., 
Annie M. and Charles E. Comegys. 

Nathaniel Comegys, son of John and Sarah Spencer 
Comegys, in. Hannah Myers, and had child., viz., John 
Myers, and Samuel Comegys. 

John Myers Comegys, son of Nathaniel and Hannah 
Myers Comegys, m. 26th Nov. 1824, Mrs. Anna W. Comegys 
Ringgold, dau. of Nathaniel and Francina Worrell Comegys, 

226 OLD KENT. 

and widow of James fiinggold^ and had child. ^ viz.^ Nathaniel 
W., — Hannah, and Anna Comegys. 

John M. Comegys, d. 18th Feb'y 1876, in the 77th year 
of his age. 

Nathaniel W. Comegys, son of John Myers and Anna 
W. C. Ringgold Comegys, m. 15th of Jan'y 1859, Helen 
Spencer, dau. of George Wilson and Margaretta Ringgold 
Spencer (see Spencer), — and had child., viz., George Spencer, 
and John M. Comegys. 

Hannah Comegys, dau. of John Myers and Anna W. C. 
Ringgold Comegys, m. 27th of Nov. 1849, Jolm F. Newnam, 
and had child., viz., John F., — Emma, — Ella, — Bessie, and 
Robert Lee Newnam. 

Anna Comegys, dau. of John Myers and Anna W. C. 
Ringgold Comegys, m. 15th of Dec. 1853, Stuart R. Emory, 
and had child., viz., Kate, — Anna Comegys, — Stuart R., — 
John M. C, and William N. Emory. 

Samuel Comegys, son of Nathaniel and Hannah Myers 
Comegys, m. 26th of Nov. 1832, Ann Rebecca Ringgold, dau. 
of James Ringgold and Sarah Williamson, and had child.,viz., 
Sarah Williamson, — Mary Rebecca, — Anna Elizabeth, — John 
Myers, — Samuel, — William, — Alexander, — Milliminta, — 
Hannah Myers, — Richard Williamson, and Edward Thomas 

Sarah Williamson Comegys, dau. of Samuel and Ann 
Rebecca Ringgold Comegys, m. William Emory, and had 
child., viz., William Comegys — Mary, — Anna, — Alice, and 
Samuel Comegys Emory. 

Mary Rebecca Comegys, dau. of Samuel and Ann Rebecca 
Ringgold Comegys, m. John W. Ireland, and had child., viz., 
Emma, — Eugenia, — William, — Herman, — Louisa, — Mary, 
and Hannah Ireland. 

Nathaniel Comegys, son of Samuel and Ann Rebecca 
Ringgold Comegys, m. Kate Rose, of Talbot, and had child., 
viz., Sophia Rose, — Walter, — Charles, — Edward, and Clar- 
ence Comegys. 

Alexander Comegys, son of Samuel and Ann Rebecca 
Ringgold Comegys, m. Fannie Cochran, of Delaware, and had 
one son, Robert Comegys. 

Hannah Myers Comegys, dau. of Samuel and Anne 
Rebecca Ringgold Comegys, m. William R. Rose, of Talbot, 
and had child., viz., Willie, and Anna Rose. 

Alphonso Comegys, son of William and Ann Cosden 
Comegys, had two sons, John and Francis Comegys. 


John Comcgys, sou of AIj)lionso Comegys, m. Ann Com- 
egys, dau. of Jonathan and Mary Grifith Comegys, and had 
child., viz., Alplionso (who ra. Sarah E. Morgan, and had a son, 
John E. Comegys), — and Anne Maria Comegys. 

Nathaniel Comegys, son of William and Ann Cosden 
Comegys, ra. Hannah Wallace, and had child., viz., William, 
— Hannah, and John Comegys. He m. a 2nd time Francina 
Worrell, and had one dan., Ann Worrell Comegys. 

William Comegys, son of Nathaniel and Hannah Wallace 
Comegys, m. Elizabeth Ward, dau. of Col. John Ward, of Cecil 
County, Md. (Col. Ward was a Revolutionary soldier, and 
his great-grandchild, living in Kent now possess the epaulets 
which he wore at the battle of Long Island), and had one son, 
John Ward Comegys. 

John Ward Comegys, son of William and Elizabeth 
Ward Comegys, m. 6th of Aug., 1826, his cousin, Ann Maria 
Comegys, dau. of John and Ann Comegys, and had child., 
viz., Georgia, — A^irginia E., — William, — Indiana M.,and John 
Ward Comegys. 

Georgia Comegys, dau. of John Ward and Ann Maria 
Comegj's, m., 25th Feb'y 1845, Edward W. Comegys, and had 
child., viz., Mary Virginia, — Columbia, — Sommerfield, — Ed- 
ward Glanville, and John Ward Comegys. 

Hannah Comegys, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah Wal- 
lace Comegys, b. 1771, m. lienjamin Comegys, and had one 
son, Bartus Comegys. 

Bartus Comegys, son of Benjamin and Hannah Comegys, 
ra., 13th of Oct. 1818, Evelina M. Dorsey, dau. of Vachel 
Dorsey, of Baltimore County, and had child., viz., Elizabeth 
D. (who m. Robert W. Clifle), — Benjamin (who m. Mary, dau. 
of William E. Bartlett),— John P.,— Essex D.,— Philip T.,— 
Catharine C, — Sallie M.. and Mary C. Comegys.' 

John P. Comegys, son of Bartus and Evelina M. Dorsey 
Comegys, m. Georgianna Mitchell, and had child., viz., 
Bartus, — Evelina M., — Harry D., — Persehouse, and Caroline 

Ann Worrell Comegys, dau. of Nathaniel and Francina 
Worrell Comegys, m. James Ringgold, and had child., viz., 
Mary and Francina Ringgold. She survived and m. John 
Myers Comegys, and had child., viz., Nathaniel W., — Han- 
nah, and Anna Comegys. 

Jesse Comegys, son of William and Ann Cosden Comegys, 
m. Mary Everett, and had child., viz., Cornelius Maria and 
Sarah Comegys. 

228 OLD KENT. 

Sarah Comegys, dau. of Jesse and Mary Everett Coraegys, 
m. John Wallace, and had child, viz., Frank, — Sophia, — 
Cornelius, — Araminta, — Comegys, — Benjamin, — John, and 
Arthur Wallace. 

Jonathan Comegys, son of William and Ann Cosden 
Comegys, was b. 7th Feb'y 1757, m. Mary Grifith, and had 
child., viz., Ann, — Edward, — Elizabeth, — Mary, — Ariana, 
and Jonathan Comegys. 

Ann Comegys, dau. of Jonathan and Mary Grifith Comegys, 
was b. 21st June 1775, m. 29th Aug. 17t)7, John Comegys, 
and had child., viz., Alphonso, — Francis, and Ann Maria 

Elizabeth Comegys, dau. of Jonathan and Mary Grifith 
Comegys, m. Jacob Abbott, and had a son, Jacob Abbott. She 
m. 2dly, Samuel Brown, of New Jersey, and had a son, Thomas 
Comegys Brown. 

Jonathan Comegys, son of Jonathan and Mary Grifith 
Comegys, m. Harriet Stradley, 12th of Jan. 1815, and had 
child., viz., Mary, — Edward William, — Sarah A., — Eh'za, and 
Ariana Comegys, who m. Mr. Stewart, of Pennsylvania, and 
had child., viz., Frank, — Harriet, — lanthus, — Edward, — 
Mansfield, and Ida Stewart. 

Edward William Comegys, son of Jonathan and Harriet 
Stradley Comegys, m. Georgia Comegys, dau. of John Ward 
Comegys, and had child., viz., Mary Virginia, — Columbia, — 
Sommerfield, — Edward Glanville, and John Ward Comegys. 

Sarah A. Comegys, dau. of Jonathan and Harriet Stradley 
Comegys, m. B. F. Harris, of Pittsburg, and had child., viz., 
Cornelia and Franklin Harris. She m. again, Mr. McLain, 
and had one dau., Emma McLain. 

Cornelius Comegys, the youngest son of William and 
Ann Cosden Comegys, b. the 4th of July 1758, was a gallant 
soldier and in many respects a remarkable man. On the 1st 
of July 1776, he left Chestertown as sergeant in the Flying 
Camp. On its way to Fort Washington the regiment stopped 
in Philadelphia, and he was in the city on that memorable 
day, the 4th of July 177G, and participated in the dread and 
sublime emotions and rejoicings of that awful moment. After 
the fall of Fort Washington he was placed in charge of the 
invalid soldiers and conducted them to Hackenseek in New 
Jersey. At the expiration of his term of service he again 
entered the army and served as ensign in Gen. Washington's 
army, at White Marsh, after the battle of Germantown. In 
Sept. 1778, immediately after the British had evacuated the 


city, lie removed to PhiladelpJiia, and upon the organization 
of the Government, under the Articles of Confederation, he 
received the appointment of a clerkship in the Treasury De- 
partment of the infant Republic. He was also assigned to 
the duty of preparing and signing the Continental currency. 
In the year 1782 he retired from public life and entered the 
counting-room of Willing & Morris & Robert Morris. He 
soon became a great favorite with the firm, and in 1784, with 
the assistance of the credit of the acting partners, was enabled 
to commence business as an importing merchant of dry goods. 
Into his business he carried the same habits and qualities 
which made him a brave and faithful soldier and won the 
esteem of all who knew him, whether in the tented field, in 
Governmental employ, in the counting-room, or behind his 
own desk. On the 4th of July 1840, being then 82 years of 
age, he wrote this history of his eventful and honorable life 
for the use of his children. A shorter sketch, written in July, 
1842, is now in the possession of his nephew, Mr. Samuel 
Comegys. He m. Miss Paul, of Philadelphia. His 2nd wife 
was Catharine Baker, and had child., viz., Hannah Comegys, 
who m. Mr. Mason, and had one child, Kate Mason, who m. 
Mr. Smith, — Julia A. Comegys, who m. Mr. Sargent,— Jose- 
phine Comegys and Ella Comegys, who were the first and sec- 
ond wives of Mr. Gilmore, — Jacob Comegys, who m. Miss 
Lee, of Boston, and Mortimer Comegys, who d. young. 

Sec. 98. At the December Term of Court, 1675, the fol- 
lowing proceeding was had : 

To the WorshMl Commissioners of Kent County. 

The humble petition of Richard Tilghman shewoth. 

That whereas yr petitioner about two months since did 
take Mr. George Hayes to Cure ye bones of his Cubit, being 
lacerated and torne, by an Accident, in your County, wheareby 
he is like to lose ye use of his Right Cubit forever, as by the 
I)atient may j)lainly appear; And whereas William Smith of 
your county, in ye presence of Mr. James Ringgold & others, 
did promise assume to pay for one halfe of ye Cure, the said 
George Hayes not being in any capacity to make satisfaction 
for ye other halfe, & indeed incapable to subsist of himself: 
your petitioner humbly craves your Care and Assistance to 
see him satisfied for his full Cure & like wise Order yt ye 
poore man may be maintained ; And yr petitioner as in duty 
bound shall ever pray, &c. 

Vera copia test CuAS. Banckes, Clk. 

230 OLD KENT. [&c. 98, A. 

Upon ye delivery of tliis petition ye Court ordered yt Wil- 
liam Smith should be summoned to make his personal appear- 
ance ye next Court, which was accordingly done, and then ye 
abovesd petition was read over in open Court, wheareupon ye 
sd William Smith declared yt Doctor Tilghman had not made 
a Cure of George Hayes his arme, yet Nevertheless ye sd 
William Smith Ingaged in Open Court yt he would satisfie 
Doctor Tilghman himselfc for yc full Cure of George Hayes 
his arme according as ye provinciall Court should Order him 
satiafaccon : And yt yc County should not be damnified for 
ye sd George Hayes Cure, nor for his Maintainance, for he ye 
sd Smith Ingaged in open Court to provide a sufficient Main- 
tenance for ye sd Hayes, so yt he should not be burdensome 
to any within ye County ; wheareupon yc Court ordered yt 
should be recorded. 

At a Court holdcn for ye County of Kent, March 25th 1676, 

Present — Mr. Joseph Wickes Mr. John Hinson 
Mr, James Ringgold Mr. Henry Hosier. 

Whereas Mr. Henry Hosier was summoned .... to 
show cause whearefore Mrs. Mary Tilghman, Executrix of 
llichard Tighman, might not have Execution upon an order 
of Court, detained against him in March Court 1674-5 for 
two thousand one hundred pounds of Tob. with Costs of Suit 
ye sd Mr. Hosier having satisfied neither debt nor costs of 
suit, as is made apparent ; 

This Court doth order Execution to yc sd Tilghman for ye 
sd Debt with Costs of Suite. 

Sec. 98, A. Dr. Richard Tilghman, and Mary Tilghman, 
his widow and executrix, mentioned in the previous section, 
came to America in the year 1660 and settled at the Hermit- 
age, on Chester River, in Talbot, now in Queen Anne's county. 
It is said that Dr. Richard Tilghman was one of the petitioners 
to have justice done upon Charles the first. It is undeniable 
that one Richard Tilghman signed the Petition, and as Dr. 
Richard Tilghman had been a surgeon in the British Navy, 
and was at this period a Parliamentarian, the signature in 
question was probably his. He was descended from Richard 
Tighman,ofHolloway Court, in the Parish of Snodland, Kent 
county, England, who lived about the year 1400 ; from his 
son Thomas Tilghman; from his son William Tilghman, who 
d. 27th Aug. 1541 ; from his son Richard Tilghman, who d. 
in 1518; from his son William Tilghman, who d. in 1594, 
and from his son, Oswald Tilghman, of London, who was b. 


4th Oct. 1579, d. in 1628, and was the father of Dr. Richard 
Tilghman the emigrant, who emigrated to America, in the 
ship Elizabeth and Mary^ 1661, to settle upon the tract of 
land, on Chester river, granted to him by Lord Baltimore in 
a Patent dated 17th Jan'y 1659. This lineage was obtained 
from Mr. William M. Tilghman, of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Richard Tilghman, the emigrant, son of Oswald 
Tilghman, of London, b. 3d Sept. 1626, m. Marie Foxley, 
and had child., viz., Samuel, b. in England, 11th Dec. 1650, 
— Maria, b. in England, in Feb*y 1655, — William, — b. in 
England, 16th Feb'y 1658,— Dcborali, b. at the Hermitage, 
12th March 1666, and Richard Tilghman, b. at the Hermitage, 
23d Fcb'r 1672. Dr. Richard Tilghman d. 7th Jan'y 1675, 
leaving two child., Maria and Richard Tilghman, and his wife, 
Mary Tilghman, who was his executrix, and survived him 
more than twenty years. 

Maria Tilghman, dau. of Dr. Richard and Marie Foxley 
Tilghman, m. Matthew Ward, of the Bay-Side, Talbot, and 
had a son, Matthew Tilghman Ward, who was the Clerk of 
St. Paul's Parish 18th Feb'y 1695, o. «., and d. 25th May 
1741, in the 64th year of his age, and was at that time Presi- 
dent of the Council of the State of Maryland. His 1st wife 
was Mabel Murphey, widow of Capt. James Murphey. His 
2nd wife was Margaret Lloyd, dau. of Col. Philemon Lloyd. 
He had no sons and adopted his cousin Matthew, son of Rich- 
ard, and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman. 

Richard Tilghman (b. 23d Fcb'y 1672, d. 23d Jan'y 
1738), of the Hermitage, son of Dr. Richard and Marie Fox- 
ley Tilghman, was one of the Lord Proprietor's Council, a 
zealous member of the English Church, and when the 2nd 
Chester Church was built, 1697, he advanced the means for 
its erection, *'the vestry engaging to reimburse him the neces- 
sary expenses.'' He m. 1700, Anna Maria Lloyd (see Lloyd), 
third dau. of Col. Philemon Lloyd, and had child., viz., Mary, 
b. 23d Aug. 1702,— Philemon, b. 1704, d. young,— Richard 
b. 28th April 1705, d. 29th Sept. 1768,— Henrietta Marie, b. 
18th Aug. 1707,— Anna Maria, b. 15th Nov. 1709,— William, 
b. 22d Sept. 1711, d. in 1782,— Edward, b. 3d July 1713, d. 
9th Oct. 1785,— James, b. 6th Dec. 1716, d. 24th Aug. 1793, 
and Matthew Tilghman, b. 17th Feb'y 1718, d. 4th May 
1790, — Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, d. in 1748. 

Sec. 98, B. Maky Tilghman, dau. of Richard and Anna 
Maria Lloyd Tilghman, m. 12th Oct. 1721, James Earle, and 
had child., viz., Michael, b. 19th Oct. 1722, — Anna Maria, b. 

232 OLD KENT. 

8th May 1725,— Richard Tilghman, b. 18th July 1727, d. 
17th Jan'y 1728,— a 2nd Richard Tilghman, b. 10th Feb'y 
1728,— Henrietta Maria, b. 26th March 1730,— Joseph, b. 
11th Nov. 1732, d. 12th Dec. following, and James Earle, b. 
21st April 1734. His wife, Mary Tilghman Earle, d. lOlli 
of Jan'y 173G. He m. again, 6th Nov. 1738, Sarah Chatham, 
widow of Edward Chatham, of Queen Anne's, and had one 
son, Joseph Earle, b. in 1739, who m. Ann Stevenson, dau. of 
Rev. Mr. Stevenson, Rector of the Church at Church Hill, 
Queen Anne's, had child., viz., George W. and William Earle, 
and d. 1778-9. James Earle d. in May 1739, aged 45 years. 
He was the grandson of James Earle the immigrant, who was 
b. 25th July 1631, of the family of Earles of Craglethorpe, 
Lincolnshire, England, and emigrated to Maryland 15th Nov. 
1683, with his wife, Rhoda Earle, and a large family of sons 
and daus. He d. 24th Sept. 1684, in the 54th year of his 
age. Michael Earle, his 2nd son, m. 14th Oct. 1686, Sarah 
Stevens, who d. childless, 7th March 1688. He m. again, 
27th Dec. 1690, Ann Carpenter, at Trumpiugton, Kent, on 
Chester River, and had child., viz., Elizabeth and James, 
twins, b. 17th of Feb. 1694, and Carpenter, b. 26th of Dec. 
1697. Michael Earle and Ann Carpenter Earle, his wife, d. 
5th April 1709, and rest in the same grave. Michael Earle 
was an eminent lawyer at the bar of Kent County Court, and 
in this profession he was followed with like distinction by his 
eldest surviving son, James Earle, who m. Mary Tilghman. 

Cai>t. Michael Eari^e, eldest son of James and Mary 
Tilghman Earle, followed the sea for several years, sailing 
from Frederick Town, Cecil County. When he retired from 
a sea-faring life he settled ujmn his farm. Swan Harbor, in 
Cecil, and m. Mary Carroll, a sister of his uncle Edward 
Tilghman's wife, and a relative of Lord Baltimore. They d. 
without child., in 1787, the same day, and were buried in the 
same grave at St. Stephen's Church. 

Anna Maria Earle, dau. of James and Mary Tilghman 
Earle, m. Thomas Ringgold, merchant, of Chestertown. He 
d. Ist April 1772, in the 57th year of his age. She d. in July 
1794, in the 70th year of her age. They had one son, Thomas 
Ringgold (see Ringgold). 

Hon. Ricuard Tilguman Earle, son of James and Mary 
Tilghman Earle, was a member of the Convention which met 
in Annapolis 22d June 1774, to oppose the tyrannical proceed- 
ings of the Mother-Country and continued through the war 
an ardent patriot. He m. Ann Chamberlaine, dau. of Samuel 


Chamberlaine, of Plaindealing, Talbot, and had child., viz., 
Samuel, — James, — a 2nd James, b. 26th Feb'y 1764, d. May 
1790,— Richard Tilghman, — Henrietta Maria, — Deborah, b. 
20th March 1769 (who m. May 1790, Charles Whright, and 
d. May 1790),— Thomas Chamberlaine (who was b. 29th 
April 1771, m. Henrietta Maria Hemsley, dau. of William 
Hemsley, of Cloverfields, Queen Anne's), — Mary, — Margaret, 
— Susanna, and Ann Earle. 

Samuel Earle, son of Richard Tilghman and Ann Cham- 
berlaine Earle, b. 3d of Feb'y 1756, d. 1790, was a Captain 
in the Revolutionary Army and afterwards practiced law. He 
ra. Henrietta Maria Kicols, and had child., viz., William 
Nicols, — Ann, and Maria Earle. 

Hon. Richard Tiixjhman Earle, son of Richard Tilgh- 
man and Ann Chamberlaine Earle, b. 23d June 1767, was 
educated at Washington College and was graduated in May 
1787. He studied law with Thomas B. Hands, of Chester- 
town, and in May 1809, upon the death of his Father-in-law, 
he was appointed Chief Judge of the second Judicial District 
of Maryland, and one of the Judges of the Court of Appeals. 
He was an eminent lawver, an able Judge, and a good man in 
all the relations of life. He m. 3d Dec. 1801, Mary Tilgh- 
man, dau. of Judge James Tilghman. He d. 8th Nov. 1843, 
and had child., viz., Elizabeth Ann, — Mary Maria, — Susanna 
Frisby, — Henrietta Maria, — James Tilghman, — Richard 
Tilghman, — Samuel Tilghman, — George, — John Charles, and 
Sarah Catharine Earle, who m. Dr. Joseph E. M. Chamber- 
laine, of Easton. 

Elizabeth Ann Earle, dau. of Hon. Richard Tilghman 
and Mary Tilghman Earle, m. Philip Henry Feddeman, and 
had child., viz., Philip Henry (who m. Mrs. Lydia Seafield, 
nee Cott.and had a dau., Annette Feddeman), — Richard E., — 
Mary T., — Margaret E., and Elizabeth Ann Feddeman. 

Richard Earle Feddeman, son of Philip Henry and 
Elizabeth Ann Earle Feddeman, m. twice. His 1st wife was 
Ellen Douglas Baker Clayton, and had child., viz., Philip H., 
and Charles Feddeman. His 2nd wife was Deborah Wright, 
and had child., viz., Mary Nicholson, — Deborah Wright, — 
Elizabeth Ann, — Richard E., — Robert Wright, — Margaret 
£., and Mabel Lee Feddeman. 

Philip H. Feddeman, son of Richard Earle and Ellen 
Douglas Baker Clayton Feddeman, m. Mary Elizabeth Earle, 
dau. of Samuel T. Earle, and had child., viz., Ellen Douglas, 
— Samuel Earle Feddeman, and an infant dau. 

234 OLD KENT. 

Mary Maria Earle, dau. of Hon. Richard Tilghman 
and Mary Tilghman Earle, m. Philip T. Davidson. She sur- 
vived her husband, and resides at Queenstown. Their child, 
were, Philip T., who d. in early manhood in Cuba, — Richard 
E. (who m. Anna Maria, dau. of Capt. Samuel Ogle Tilgh- 
man), — George (who m. Marcella Blunt), — Mary Tilghman, — 
Catharine Thomas, and Susan E. Davidson. 

Henrietta Maria Earle, dau. of Hon. Richard Tilgh- 
man and Mary Tilghman Earle, m. Dr. David Steuart, now 
of Fort Penn, Delaware, and had child., viz., Henrietta 
Maria (who m. Thomas Dilsworth, and had a dau., Henrietta 
Maria Dilsworth), and David Steuart. 

Hon. James Tilghman Earle, eldest son of Hon. Richard 
Tilghman and Mary Tilghman Earle, was educated at Harvard 
University, Cambridge, Mass., and was graduated in the class 
of 1834, and after devoting three years to the study of the 
law, under the direction of his father, turned his energies and 
attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he won marked 
distinction and prominence. In 1849, with Charles B. Cal- 
vert and others, he reestablished the Maryland Agricultural 
Society, was one of its active Vice Presidents for several 
years, and in 1856 was elected President. In the stormy and 
hazardous campaign of 1864 he was nominated by the Demo- 
crats of Queen Anne's County to the Senate of Maryland, and 
was reelected in 1866, and also under the New Constitution in 
1867 and 1871. He was therefore a member of the Senate 
of Maryland during the trying sessions of 1865, 1866, 1867, 
1868, 1870, 1872 and 1874, and was reputed to be among the 
most upright, soundest, safest, ablest, and most useful mem- 
bers of that honorable body. By his last public services to 
his State he has connected his name hofiorably and inseparably 
with the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. He m., 15th of 
Dec. 1841, Ann Johns, dau. of Kensey Johns, Jr., Chancellor 
of the State of Delaware. She d. 8th Oct. 1842. He m. 
again, 20th of Dec. 1849, Ann Catharine Tilghman, dau. of 
Col. John Tilghman, of Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., 
Elizabeth and Ann Johns Earle. Mrs. Ann Catharine Tilgh- 
man Earle d. 22d Nov. 1876. 

Ann Johns Earle, dau. of Hon. James Tilghman and 
Ann Catharine Earle, m., 18th June 1874, William H. Bab- 
cock, attorney-at-law, of Washington, D. C., and had a dau., 
Rosa Earle Babcock. 

Richard Tilghman Earle, son of Hon. Richard Tilgh- 
man and Mary Tilghman Earle, m. twice. His 1st wife waa 


Catharine Spencer, dau. of Captain Isaac Spencer, of Kent, 
and had one son, Richard Tilghman Earle. His 2nd wife 
was Elizabeth A. Spencer, sister of his 1st wife. 

Samuel T. Earle, son of Hon. Richard Tilghman and 
Mary Tilghman Earle, m, Mary W. Brundigc, dau. of Wil- 
liam Brundige, and had child., viz., James T., who d. a gallant 
Confederate soldier, after suffering many hardships, — William 
B.,— Richard T.,— Mary Elizabeth (who m. Philip H. Fedde- 
man), — Samuel T., — Rosetta W., and Sarah Catharine Earle. 

William B. Earle, son of Samuel Tilghman and Mary 
W. Brundige Earle, m. Louisa Stubbs, of Norfolk, Va., and 
had child., viz., James T., and Fanny Shepherd Earle. 

Dr. Samuel T. Earle, of Centreville, son of Samuel T. 
and Mary W. Brundige Earle, m. Mary Isabel Ringgold, 
dau. of Thomas Ringgold, of Kent, and had a dau., Mary 
Isabel Earle. 

Henrietta Maria Earle, dau. of Richard Tilghman and 
Ann Chamberlaine Earle, was b. 15th March 1761, and d. in 
June 1828, the widow of Samuel W. Thomas. Her 1st hus- 
band was Solomon Clayton, Register of Wills for Queen Anne's, 
and had child., viz., Richard Earle (who m. Juliana Roberts, 
and afterwards her sister, Sophia Roberts), — Solomon, drowned 
in Corsica creek, — Walter Jackson, and Juliana Clayton. 

Walter Jackson Clayton, son of Solomon and Hen- 
rietta Maria Earle Clayton, m. Sarah Hacket, and had child., 
viz., Thomas Earle, — John Hacket, — Juliana Maria (who m. 
John Eastwick, of Phila.), — Anna Maria Hacket,— Henrietta 
Maria, — Ann Caroline, and Sarah Elizabeth Clayton. 

Thomas Earle Clayton, son of Walter Jackson and 
Sarah Hacket Clayton, m. Ellen Douglas Baker, and had one 
son, Walter Thomas Clayton, who resided in Mobile, Alabama, 
and m. Carrie Threwer. 

Anna Maria Hacket Clayton, dau. of Walter Jackson 
and Sarah Hacket Clayton, m. Clinton Wright, of Queen 
Anne's, and had child., viz., Robert Theodore DeCoursey, b. 
5th Sept. 1840, d. 6th Jan*y 1862,— Mary Feddeman, and 
Clinton Wright, who m. in Tennessee, Feb'y 1871, Frances 
Kirby, and has child., viz., Clinton, and Nannie Wright. 

Henrietta Maria Clayton, dau. of Walter Jackson and 
Sarah Hacket Clayton, m. her brother-in-law, Clinton Wright, 
and had a dau., Henrietta Clayton Wright, who m. William 
Samuel Carroll, and had a son, James Lambert Carroll. 

Ann Caroline Clayton, dau. of Walter Jackson and 
Sarah Hacket Clayton, m. 16th Nov. 1848, Benjamin Black- 

236 OLD KENT. 

iston Wroth, of Cbestertown, and had child., viz., William 
Frisby, — Thomas Granger, — Clinton Wright, — Emory Sud- 
ler, and Margaret Perkins Wroth. She d. Oct. 5th 1875, in 
her 49th year. 

Sarah Elizabeth Clayton, dau. of Walter Jackson and 
Sarah Hacket Clayton, m. and was the 3rd wife of her brother- 
in-law, Clinton Wright, and had child., viz., William Henry 
DeCoursey and Thomas Clayton Wright. She survived him. 

George Earle, son of Hon. Richard Tilghman and Mary 
Tilghman Earle, m. Mary Chamberlaine, dau. of Dr. Joseph 
Chamberlaine, of Newark, Delaware, and had child., viz., 
Richard Tilghman, — Elizabeth, — George, — Mary T., — Charles 
Thompson, — Susan F., and Catharine Chamberlaine Earle. 

Db. John Charlbs Earle, of Easton, son of Hon. Richard 
Tilghman and Mary Tilghman Earle, m. Clara E. Groldsbo- 
rough, dau. of Col. Nicholas Goldsborough, of Talbot, and liad 
child., viz., Elizabeth G., — Mary Tilghman, — Clara G., — 
Matthew Tilghman Goldsborough, — James Tilghman, and 
Henry Hollyday Earle. 

Elizabeth G. Earle, dau. of Dr. John Charles and Clara 
E. Goldsborough Earle, m. Richard Hollyday, of Readbourne, 
Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., John Charles, — Anna 
Maria, — Clara E., and Margaret Carroll Hollyday. 

Margaret Earle, dau. of Richard Tilghman and Ann 
Chamberlaine, b. 8th March 1765— d. in 1795 — m. Philip 
Feddcman, and had child., viz., Philip H. Feddeman (who 
m. Elizabeth Ann Earle), and Mary Earle Feddeman. 

Mary E. Feddeman, dau. of I'hilip and Margaret Earle 
Feddeman, m. Robert Theodore DeCoursey Wright, and had 
child., viz., Clinton Wright and William Henry Wright 

James Earle, the fifth son of James and Mary Tilghman 
Earle, b. 1st April 1734, was appointed after the Revolution 
Clerk of the General Court for the Eastern Shore of Mary- 
land, and resided in Easton until his death, in October 1810. 
He m. Elenor Carroll, sister of his brother Michael's wife, and 
had child., viz., Michael, — James, — Richard Tilghman, — 
Edward, and Henrietta Maria Earle. 

James Earle, son of James and Elenor Carroll Earle, m. 
Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of Peregrine Tilghman, of Hope, 
Talbot, and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria (^who m. Ezekiel 
Forman,and had child., viz., William and EzeKiel T. M. For- 
man), — Anna Maria Lloyd, and Ariana Earle. James Earle 
succeeded his lather in the Clerkship of the General Court, 
and at the time of his death, 1813, was Clerk of the Court 


of Appeals on tlie Eastern Shore and cashier of the Bank at 

Hekrietta Maria Earle, dau. of James and Mary 
Tilghman Earle, b. 26th March 1730, m. William Hemsley, 
of Cloverfields, Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., William 
(who m. Maria Lloyd, dau. of Maj. James Lloyd), — Mary, 
and Charlotte Hemsley. 

Mary Hemsley, dau. of William and Henrietta Maria 
Earle Hemsley, m. Joseph Forman, and had child., viz., 
William, — Ezekiel (who m. Henrietta Maria Earle), — Henri- 
etta Maria, and Augustine Forman. 

Henrietta Maria Forman, dau, of Joseph and Mary 
Hemsley Forman, m. Robert Lloyd Tilghman, of Hope, and 
had child., viz., Robert Lloyd, — Anna Maria (who m. Gen. 
Tench Tilghman), — Augustine, and Henrietta Tilghman. 

Sec. 98, C. Richard Tilghman (b. 28th April 1705, 
d. 29th Sept. 1768), 3d of the Hermitage, son of Richard and 
Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, was appointed Judge of the 
Provincial Court in March 1754. He m. Susanna Frisby, dau. 
of Peregrine Frisby, of Cecil, and had child., viz., Richard, b. 
11th May 1739,— Peregrine, b. 24th Jan'y 1741,— James,— 
William, — Edward, — Elizabeth, — Susanna, b. 1751, and 
Anna Maria Tilghman, who m. Henry Ward Pearce, of Cecil, 
and d. 1834, aged 75. 

Richard Tilghman (b. 11th May 1739), 4th of the Her- 
mitage, son of Richard and Susanna Frisby Tilghman, m. his 
first cousin, Elizabeth Tilghman, dau. of his uncle Edward 
Tilghman and Elizabeth Chew, and had one child, Richard 
Edward Tilghman. 

Col. P£R£0RINE Tilghman (b. 24th Jan'y 1741, d. 1807), 
son of Richard and Susanna Frisby Tilghman, m. in 1769, 
Deborah Lloyd, dau. of Col. Robert Lloyd, of Hope, and 
Anna Maria Hemsley nee Tilghman. The said Col. Robert 
Lloyd was the son of James Lloyd and Ann Grundy, of Caro- 
line. James Lloyd was the 3rd son of Capt. Philemon Lloyd, 
of Wye House, and brother-in-law of the 2d Richard Tilgh- 
man of the Hermitage. Col. Peregrine Tilghman resided at 
Hope, Talbot, and had child., viz., Robert Lloyd, — ^Anna 
Maria, — Tench, — William Hemsley, and Elizabeth Tilghman. 

Robert Lloyd Tilghman (b. 13th May 1778, d. 12th 
June 1823), son of Col. Peregrine and Deborah Lloyd Tilgh- 
man, m. 16th April 1807, Henrietta Maria Forman, dau. of 
Col. Joseph and Mary Hemsley Forman. He resided at Hope, 
and had child., viz., Mary Forman, who d. in infancy, — 

238 OLD KENT. 

Anna Maria, b. 4th Feb'y 1811 (who m. 1st May 1851, Gen. 
Tench Tilghman),— Augusta, b. 29th Sept. 1814,— Henrietta 
Maria, b. 17th June 1817, and Robert Lloyd Tilghman, b. 
4th May 1821. 

Tench Tilghman (b. 18th April 1782, d. 16th April 1827), 
son of Col. Peregrine and Deborah Lloyd Tilghman, m. Ann 
Margaretta Tilghman, dau. of Col. Tenoh Tilghman, of the 
Revolutionary Army, and afterwards lived at Plimhimmon, 
the residence of his mother, near Oxford, Talbot. He had 
two song, viz., William, who d. in infancy, and Tench Tilgh- 

Gen. Tench Tilghman (b. 26th of March 1810, d. 22d Dec. 
1874), of Plimhimmon, son of Tench and Ann Margaretta 
Tilghman, was a graduate of West Point, and while an officer 
in the U. S. Army served with credit in the Black Hawk 
war. He m. twice. His 1st wife was Henrietta Maria Kerr, 
dau. of Hon. John Leeds Kerr, of Easton, to whom he was 
m. Nov. 1832, and had child., viz.. Tench Francis, b. 25th 
Sept. 1833, d. 1867,— William Arthur, b. 15th Sept. 1835, d. 
in 1853,— John Leeds, b. 30th Sept. 1837, d. at the age of 27, 
an efficient and brave officer in the Confederate Army,— 
Oswald, — Anna Maria, — Ella Sophia, — Henrietta Kerr (who 
m. John Richard Burroughs), — Rosalie (who m. Thomas 
Shreve), — Ann Margaretta, and Sarah ChamberlaiueTilghmam. 
He m. a 2nd time, 1st May 1851, Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. 
of Robert Lloyd and Henrietta Maria Forman Tilghman. 

Tench Francis Tilghman (b. 25th of Sept. 1833, d. in 
1867), son of Gen. Tench and Henrietta Maria Kerr Tilgh- 
man, m., 1st, Anna Cox, dau. of Dr. C. C. Cox, and had 3 
child. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Bannon Camp, of Norfolk, 
Va., and had 2 child. 

Oswald Tilghman, son of Gen. Tench and Henrietta 
Maria Kerr Tilghman, m., in 1869, Martina Martin, who had 
one son. Mother and child are d. 

William Hemsley Tilghman (b. 16th Dec. 1784, d. in 
Dec. 1863), son of Col. Peregrine and Deborah 'Lloyd, m. 
Maria Lloyd Hemsley, dau. of Philemon Hemsley and Eliza- 
beth Lloyd Hemsley, and d. sine prole. Elizabeth Lloyd 
Hemsley was the dau. of Gen. James Lloyd, of Farley, Kent, 
and Elizabeth Tilghman, the 2nd dau. of James Tilghman, 
the 4th son of the 2nd Ilichard Tilghman of the Hermitage. 

Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of Col. Peregrine and 
Deborah Lloyd Tilghman, m. James Earle, of Easton, and 
had three daus., viz., Ariana, — Henrietta Maria (who m. 


Ezekiel Forman, son of Col. Joseph Forman and Mary 
Hemsley, and had child., viz., William H. and Ezekiel T. M. 
Forman) and Anna Maria Lloyd Earle. 

Elizabeth Tilghman, dau. of Colonel Peregrine and 
Deborah Lloyd Tilghman, m. John Custis Wilson, of Somer- 
set, and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria Wilson, who m. Dr. 
Handy, of Princess Ann, — Peggy Custis Wilson, — Elizabeth 
Wilson, who m. the Rev. Dr. Campbell, of Albany, N. Y., a 
Presbyterian clergyman, — Anna Maria Wilson, who m. Levin 
Handy, of Somerset, and Mary Ellen Wilson, who m. Gen. 
George Handy, of Somerset. 

Judge James Tilghman (b. 2nd Aug. 1743, d. 19th of 
April 1809), 3rd son of Richard and Susanna Frisby Tilgh- 
man, was a member of the Conventions of Maryland, 1774-76, 
a member of the Council of Safety from 17th Jan'y 1776, Chief 
Judge of the Judicial District composed of Cecil, Keut, Queen 
Anne^s and Talbot Counties, in 1791, and a member of the 
Court of Appeals, 1804-1809. He was the 1st Attorney 
General of Maryland. He m . 29th June 1 769, Susanna Steuart, 
dau. of Dr. George Steuart of Annapolis (see Steuart), and 
had child., viz., George, b. 11th Oct. 1771, d. 30th July 
1792, — Frisby, b. 4th Aug. 1773, — Susanna, and Anna Maria 
Tilghman. Mrs. Susanna Steuart Tilghman d. 24th of Oct. 
1774. Judge James Tilghman survived and m. 19th Feb'y 
1778, Elizabeth Johns, sister of the first Chancellor Johns, of 
Delaware, and a dau. of Kensey Johns, of West River, Anne 
Arundel Co., Md., and had child., viz., Anna Maria, b. 10th 
March 1779 (who m. Peregrine Blake, and had child., viz., 
Peregrine Frisby, — Mary Ann Catharine, and Elizabeth 
Eleanor Blake),— Samuel, b. 30th Aug. 1781, d. 19th Aug. 
1782,— Mary, b. 6thFeb'y 1783 (who m. Judge Richard 
Tilghman Earle),— John, b. 8th of March 1785,— Charles 
Carroll, b. 26th Jan'y 1788,— Peregrine, b. 31st March 1790, 
—Mrs. Elizabeth Johns Tilghman, d. 22d Jan. 1809, aged 59 

Col. Frisby Tilghman (b. 4th Aug. 1773, d. 14th April 
1847), of Rockland, Washington County, son of Judge James 
and Susanna Steuart Tilghman, m. 24th March 1795, Anna 
Maria Ringgold, and had child., viz., Mary, b. 8th Feb'y 
1796,— George, b. 11th of May 1797,— Thomas Edward, b. 
15th April 1800,— Susan Ann, b. 31st March 1801,— Frisby, 
b. 23rd Oct. 1807, and Ann Cheston, b. 20th Feb'y 1810 (who 
m. William HoUyday). Mrs. Anna Maria Ringgold Tilgh- 
man d. 2l8tFeb'y 1817. He survived and m. 23d of Sept. 

240 OLD KENT. 

1819; Ix>uisa Lamar; who was b. 30th Aug. 1789; the dau. of 
Colonel William Lamar, of Alleghany; and had child.; viz.; 
Louisa Lamar (who m. and was the 2nd wife of William Hol- 
lyday); — Margaret Ann (who m. Gen. Thomas J. McKaig; 
and had child., viz., Frisby Tilghman; and Nina Lamar 
McKaig); and Sarah Lamar Tilghman. 

Mrs. Anna Maria Ringgold Tilghman was the dau. of 
Thomas Ringgold and Mary Galloway; who had child.; viz., 
Thomas, b. 4th Sept. 1768, d. March 1818 (who m. 10th Feb'y 
1795; Mary Gittings, and had child., viz.; Thomas and James, 
twins, b. 11th Nov. 1795,--Benjamin; b. 31st. Dec. 1797, and 
John Galloway Ringgold; b. 20th Dec. 1799),— Samuel, b. 
15th Jan'y 1770;— Anna Maria; b. 9th March 1772, d. 21st 
Feb'y 1817,— Bemamin, b. 15th Feb'y 1774, d. 24th Aug. 
1798, and Tench Ringgold, b. 6th March 1776, who m. lOth 
April 1799, Mary Christian Lee. When page 66 was printeil 
the author did not have access to a transcript from the Ring- 
gold Bible, containing this full list of the child, of Thomas 
Ringgold, and therefore inserts it here. 

Mary Tilghman, dau. of Col. Frisby and Anna Maria 
Ringgold Tilghmau; m. Dr. William Hammond; and had child., 
viz., Ann, — Richard PindlC; — Mary; — William, — Caroline^ — 
George, and Rebecca Hammond. 

Ann Hammond, dau. of Dr. William and Mary Tilghman 
Hammond; m. Buchanan Hall; formerly of Washington county, 
now of Stockton; California; and had child.; viz.; William and 
Mary Hammond Hall. 

Mary HammonD; dau. of Dr. William and Mary Tilgh- 
man Hammond; m. Col. SpraguC; Paymaster, U. S. A. 

Dr. William Hammond, son of Doctor William and Mary 
Tilghman Hammond, m. Eliza Mitchell, of Washington 
County, Md., and is now residing in California, and has child., 
viz., Georgie and Charles Tilghman Hammond. 

George Tilghman (b. 11th of May 1797, d. i^5th Aug. 
1831), son of Col. Frisby and Anna Maria Ringgold Tilgh- 
man, m. twice. His 1st wife was Ann £. Lamar; dau. of 
Col. William Lamar; of Alleghany County, Md., and child., 
viz., Anna Maria and Mary Tilghman, who m. Phineas 
Janney. His 2d wife was Anna B. LynU; dau. of Capt. David 
Lynn, of Alleghany County, and had child., viz., Fanny 
Lynn, — Susan (who m. Mr. W. Bowene, and had a dau. Mary 
Bo wene),— George, b. 3d March 1830; and Frisby L. Tilgh- 
man, b. 4th July 1831, who m. Anna Boiling, dau. of Col. 
Boiling, of Petersburg, Va., and had child., viz., Martha and 
Anna Tilghman. 


Thomas Edward Tilghman (b. 15th April 1800), son of 
Col. Frisby and Anna Maria Ringgold Tilghman, m. Rebecca 
Hammond, and had child., viz., Edward Sommerfield, b. 21st 
Jan'y 1827,— William Frisby, b. 23d Feb'y 1828,— Thomas 
Hammond, b. 7th Jan'y 1830. He m. 2dly Sarah Bugbee, 
and had child., viz., William Ridgely, — Anna Maria, — Sarah, 
— Charles Ringgold, — Antoinette, — Ida, and Harry Tilghman. 

Dr. Frisby Tilghman, son of Col. Frisby and Anna Maria 
Ringgold Tilghman, m. Henrietta Maria Hemsley, dau. of 
Alexander and Henrietta Maria Tilghman Hemsley. Hen- 
rietta Maria Tilghman Hemsley was the dau. of Lloyd Tilgh- 
man, son of Matthew the youngest son of the 2nd Richard 
Tilghman of the Hermitage. 

Col. John Tilghman (b. 8th March 1786), of Centreville, 
son of Judge James and Elizabeth Johns Tilghman, m. twice. 
His 1st wife was Ann Catharine Tilghman, dau. of Richard 
Tilghman, son of Matthew the son of the 2nd Richard Tilgh- 
man of the Hermitage, and had child., viz., John Henry, who 
m. Octavia Hollinger, of Mobile, — Mary Elizabeth and Ann 
Catharine Tilghman, who m. Hon. James T. Earle. His 2d 
wife was Ann Tilghman, dau. of Lloyd Tilghman, son of the 
above mentioned Matthew Tilghman, and had child., viz., 
Matthew Ward,— James, b. 16th June 1820, and Lloyd Tilgh- 
man, b. 15th Dec. 1821, d. 29th Nov. 1876. 

James Tilghman, son of Col. John, and his 2nd wife, Ann 
Tilghman, m. his cousin Harriet, dau. of his uncle Peregrine 
Tilghman, and had child., viz., John, — George, and Anna 

Lloyd Tilghman, son of Col. John, and his 2nd wife, Ann 
Tilghman, m. Mary M. Johns, dau. of the second Chancellor 
Johns, of Delaware, and had child., viz., Henrietta and Mary 

Charles Carroll Tilghman (b. 26th of Jan'y 1788), 
son of Judge James and Elizabeth Johns Tilghman, m. Mary 
Lloyd Tilghman, dau. of Richard Tilghman, son of Matthew 
the son of the 2nd Richard Tilghman of the Hermitage. He 
d. in Dec. 1861, and had child., viz., Charles Henry, b. 9th of 
Sept. 1821 (who m. Ann Carmichael, dau. of Judge Richard 
B. Carmichael), — William Brice, b. 3d of June 1823, — I^nnsL 
Maria, and Mary Elizabeth Tilghman. 

William Brice Tilghman, son of Charles Carroll and 

Mary Lloyd Tilghman, m., 6th Feb'y 1849, Harriet Eliza 

Tilghman, dau. of Matthew and Harriet Hynson Tilghman, 

and had child., viz., Mary Anna, — Anna Maria, who d. Feb'y 


242 OLD KENT. 

1853,— Charles Carroll, who d. Jan'y 1854,— William Bricc, 
who d. 1st Sept. 1861, — Isabella Wyatt, — Anna Maria, who 
d. 9th Sept. 1861, — Charles Carroll, and Alice Lee TilghmaD, 
who d. 26th June 1864. 

Peregrine Tilohman (b. Slst March 1790, d. 1874), son 
of Judge James and Elizabeth Johns Tilghman, m. Harriet 
Hadaway, and had child., viz., James, b. 8th of Sept. 1815, — 
Peregrine, b. 21st of Sept. 1822 (who m. Anna McKenney, 
dau. of John McKenney), — Araminta,— Sarah, — Harriet, — 
Francis, — Jane, — Maria, and Mary Ann Tilghman. 

James Tilghman (b. 8th Sept. 1815), son of Peregrine and 
Harriet Haddaway, m. Augusta Steele, of Cambridge, and had 
child., viz., Chester, — Daniel, b. 30th Oct. 1851, and J. Cooke 

William Tilguman (b. 11th of March 1742, d. Dec. 1800), 
of the White House, Queen Anne's County, 4th son of the 3d 
Richard of the Hermitage and Susanna Frisby Tilghman, m. 
3 times. His 1st wife was Ann Kent. His 2nd wife was 
Anna Maria Lloyd, dau. of Col. Robert Lloyd, of Hope. His 
3rd wife was Mrs. Eleanor Hall Rosier, widow of Thomas 
Whetenhall Rosier and dau. of Francis Hall, and had a dau., 
Anna Maria Tilghman, who m. Edward Tilghman, grandson 
of Edward Tilghman, of Wye, the 3rd son of the 2d Richard 
Tilghman of the Hermitage. 

Elizabeth Tilghman (b. 24th April 1749, d. in 1836), 
dau. of the 3rd Richard of the Hermitage, and Susanna Frisby 
Tilghman, m. William Cooke, of Annapolis, and had child., 
viz., Richard Cooke (who added Tilghman to his name in 
compliance with the testamentary injunction of his uncle, the 
4th Richard Tilghman of the Hermitage), — William, — Francis^ 
— George, — Catharine, — Anna Maria, — Elizabeth, — Sophia, 
and Susanna Frisby Cooke, who ni. William Williams, and 
had child., viz., William S., — Otho Holland, — Henry, — Eliza- 
beth E., and Mary Smith Williams. 

Richard Cooke Tilghman of the Hermitage, son of 
William and Elizabeth Tilghman Cooke, m. Elizabeth Van 
Wick, of Baltimore, and had child., viz., William Cooke, — 
Richard Cooke, — Henry Cooke, — John Charles Cooke, — 
Steadman Cooke, — Elizabeth Cooke (who m. Mr. Purnell, of 
Caroline, and had child., viz., Isaac and Martha Purnell), — 
Sophia Cooke, — James Cooke Tilghman, and Fanny Van 
Wick Tilghman, who ra. Mr. Fcrnandis. His 2nd wife was 
Frances Van Wick, a sister of his 1st wife. 


William Cooke Tilghman, son of Richard Cooke and 
Elizabeth Van Wick Tilghman, m. S. Worrell, dau. of Judge 
Thomas Worrell, of Kent, and had one child, Anna Maria 
Tilghman (who ra. Judge Joseph A. Wickes). His 2nd wife 
was Sally Emory, dau. of General Thomas Emory, of Poplar 
Grove, Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., Elizabeth, — Wil- 
liam, — Richard, — Sally, and Fanny Tilghman, who m. Dr. 
Johnson, of Baltimore. 

Col. Richard Cooke Tilghman of the Hermitage, son 
of Richard Cooke and Elizabeth Van Wick Tilghman, was 
graduated at West Point, the 2nd in a class of 33, in July 
1828, was an intimate friend Gen'l. Robert E. Lee, and one 
of his groomsmen. He was promoted to Brevet 2nd Lieuten- 
ant of Artillery, U. S. A., served 8 years and aided in the 
construction of the National Road through Ohio. He resigned 
31st March 1836. As a Civil Engineer, he served the State 
of Maryland, 183G-37, and the United States, 1837-46. "He 
surveyed sites for fortifications on Lake Champlain ; located 
and built roads in the Indian Reservation in Iowa Territory; 
and made rcconnoissauces of the approaches to the City Of 
New Orleans, and superintended the harbor improvements at 
the Lakes Erie and Michigan " (see MaWiew Tilghman, &c., 
by George Tilghman Hollyday in Potter^s Monthly, June 

In 1846, he was elected a Judge of the Orphans' Court for 
Queen Anne's Co., and appointed by the Governor Chief 
Judge — the position he now occupies. He m. his cousin, 
Elizabeth Williams. 

Henry Cooke Tilghman, son of Richard Cooke and 
Elizabeth Van Wick Tilghman, m. Milcah Skinner, dau. of 
Andrew Skinner, of Fair View, Talbot, and had child., viz., 
Richard Cooke, — Elizabeth, — Louisa (who m. William Car- 
roll), — Fanny (who m. Richard Hough), — Susan, — Sally and 
Milcah Tilghman. 

Richard Cooke Tilghman, son of Henry Cooke and 
Milcah Skinner Tilghman, m. Agnes Owen, dau. of Col. 
Kennedy R. Owen and his wife Anna Maria, dau. of William 
Gibson Tilghman, of Groccs, Talbot. He d. in 1873, and 
had a son, Richard Tilghman. 

John Charles Tilghman, son of Richard Cooke and 
Elizabeth Van Wick Tilghman, m. E. B. Williams, and had 
child., viz., Stcadman, — C. Herman, — Mary, — Susan, and 
Elizabeth Ellen Tilghman. 

244 OLD KENT. 

James Cooke Tilohman, son of Richard Cooke and Eliza- 
beth Van Wick Tilghraan, m. Anna M. Brown, of Queen 
Anne's, a great-granddau. of James Tilghman, the 4th son of 
the 2nd Richard Tilghman of the Hermitage. 

William Cooke, son of William and Elizabeth Tilghman 
Cooke, m. Elizabeth Tilghman, dau. of Elward and Elizabeth 
Chew Tilghman, of Phila., and had child., viz., George, — 
Francis, — James, — Mary, — ^phia (who m. Robert Gilmor), — 
Anna Maria, — Elizabeth, — William, and Edward Cooke. 

George Cooke, son of William and Elizabeth Tilghman 
Cooke, m. Ellen A. Dall, of Baltimore, and had child., viz., 
Ellen Dall, — James Dall, — Elizabeth Catharine, — Georgiaha, 
— Anna Maria, — William, — Meliora, — Mary Clapham, — 
Julia, — Emily Louisa, and George Addison Cooke. 

Catharine Cooke, dau. of William and Elizabeth Tilgh- 
man Cooke, m, James Clapham, of Baltimore, and had child., 
viz., Elizabeth Ann, — Sophia, — Mary, — Henrietta, — Rebecca, 
— William, and John Clapham. 

Anna Maria Cooke, dau. of William and Elizabeth 
Tilghman Cooke, m. Benjamin Ogle, son of Hon. Benjamin 
Ogle, Governor of Maryland, 1798-1801 ; who was the son 
of Hon. Samuel Ogle, who was three times, in 1732, from 
1735 to 1742, and from 1747 to 1752, Proprietary Governor 
of the Province of Maryland. Hon. Samuel Ogle was eldest 
son of Samuel Ogle, Esquire, of Northumberland County, 
England, who d. in the year 1718. Gov. Samuel Ogle d. the 
3d of May, 1752, aged 58 years. 

Benjamin Ogle and Anna Maria Cooke Ogle, had child., 
viz., Benjamin, — William Cooke, — George Cooke, — Richard 
Ix)wndes, — Elizabeth, — Henrietta, — Anna, — Sophia, — Mary, 
— Susan, — Louisa, — Catharine (who m. Rev. Chas. Goodrich), 
— Ellen, and Rosalie Ogle. 

Dr. George Cooke Ogle, son of Benjamin and Anna 
Maria Cooke Ogle, m., 12th Oct. 1853, Anna Maria Cooke, 
dau. of George and Ellen Dall Cooke, and had child., viz., 
Benjamin and G^jorge Cooke Ogle. 

Richard Lowndes Cooke, son of Benjamin and Anna 
Maria Cooke Ogle, m. Priscilla, dau. of Robert W. Bowie, 
and had child., viz., Catharine, — Fanny, — Caroline, — Louisa, 
— Susan, and Richard Lowndes Ogle. His 2nd w^ife was 
Fanny Knight, of Vermont, and had child., viz., Mary, — 
Rosalie, — Randolph, and Henry Ogle. 

Elizabeth Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria 
Cooke Ogle, m. William Woodville, of Baltimore, and had 


child., viz., Richard Caton, — William, — Middleton, — Ann, 
and Elizabeth Woodville. 

Henrietta Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria 
Cooke Ogle, m. William H. Tayloe, of Virginia, and had 
child., viz., Henry A., — Sophia, and Emma Tayloe. 

Anna Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria Cooke 
Ogle, m. Robert Neiison, of Baltimore, and liad one dau., 
Emily Neiison, who m. Dr. Blackburn, of Virginia. 

Sophia Ogle, dau.' of Benjamin and Anna Maria Cooke 
Ogle, m. Julius Forrest, and had child., viz., Anna Maria 
and David Crawford Forrest. Her 2nd husband was Rev. 
Alexander Marbury, and had child., viz., William, — Benjamin 
Ogle, — Melville, — Sophia, — Annie, and Ada Marbury. 

Mary Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria Cooke 
Ogle, ra. Edward T. Tayloe, of King George's County, Va., 
and had child., viz., Eclward, — Poinsett, — Bladen, — William 
Ogle, — George Ogle, — Julia, — Mary, — Imogen, and Catharine 

Susan Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria Cooke 
Ogle, m. John Hodges, of Prince George's, and had child., 
viz., John, — Richard, — Lewis, — Upton, — Maria, — Caroline, — 
Mary, — ^Susan, — Anna, and Ellen Hodges. 

Louisa Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria Cooke 
Ogle, m. Rev. Upton Beall, P. E. Church, and had child., 
viz., Edward Sinclair, — Brooke, — Ellen Louisa, and Amelia 

Ellen Cooke Ogle, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Maria 
Cooke Ogle, m. Richard B. Mullikin, and had child., viz., 
Richard, — William, — Walter, — Arthur, — Edward, — Louisa, 
— Ellen, — Elizabeth, — Mary, — Emily, — Susan, and Annie 
Ogle Mullikin. 

Sec. 98, D. Henrietfa Maria Tilghman (b. 18th Aug. 
1707, d. 7th of Nov. 1771), dau. of Richard, 2nd of the Her- 
mitage, and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, m. 22d April 1731, 
George Robins, of Peach Blossom, Talbot, who was b. in the 
year 1698, d. 6th Dec. 1742, the son of Thomas Robins and 
Susanna Vaughan. Thomas Robins was b. in 1672, d. 29th 
Dec. 1721, the son of George Robins, of Peach Blossom, and 
Margaretta Howes Goldsborough. George Robins, d. 12th of 
May 1677, buried at Peach Blossom 14tli May 1677, was the 
son of Thomas Robins, who was b. at Bloxham, 10th Oct. 
1601, m. 16th of July 1632, Mary, the eldest dau. of Thomas 
Halhead, of Banbury. Mary Halhead Robins was b. 15th 
Nov. 1612, d. 27th Feb'y 1648. Thomas Robins m. a 2nd 

246 OLD KENT. 

time, 5th Aug. 1650, Mary Eyre, and d. 17th Feb'y 1667. 
He was the son of George Robins, of Banbury, Oxford county, 
England, who was b. in 1574, d. 24th Aug. 1641. His wife 
d.lst of March 1618, and with him 'Mieth buried in Banbury, 

George Robins and Henrietta Marja Tilghman Robins, 
had child., viz., Anna Maria, b. 13th March 1732, — Margaret, 
b. 20th April 1734,— Henrietta Maria, b, 16th March 1736 
(who m. April 1757, James Lloyd Chamberlaine), — Susanna, 
b. 10th June 1738,— Thomas, b. 9th Aug. 1740, and Eliza- 
beth Robins, b. 17th Oct. 1742. Mrs. Henrietta Maria 
Tilghman Robins survived her husband and m. William 
Goldsborough, and were both buried at Peach Blossom. (See 


Anna MaPwIA Robins (b. 13th March 1732, d. 16th Aug. 
1804), dau. of George and Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins, 
of Peach Blossom, m. 9th Dec. 1749, Henry Hollyday, of 
Ratclifife, Talbot. They Jived, died and were buried at Rat- 
cliffe, and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria, b. 5th Dec. 1750, 
— Sarah, b. 29th Jan'y 1753 (who m. Henry Nicols, of Darley, 
and d. 14th Oct. 1829),— Anna Maria, b. 9tli Dec. 1756 (who 
m. George Gale, of Cecil, and had child., viz., Levin, — George, 
— Ann, — Leah, — Sarah, — Henrietta, — Georgeanna, and Har- 
riet Gale, and d. in 1817), — James, b. Ist Nov. 1768, — 
Thomas, b. 2d Oct. 1760, d. 1823,— Rebecca, b. 5th Dec. 
1762, d. July 1801 (who m. Nicholas Hammond, of Easton, 
and had child., viz.. Dr. Nicholas, — Anna Maria, and Rebecca 
Hammond),— Elizabeth, b. 7th Aug. 1768, d. 18th Oct. 1810, 
—Henry, b. 11th Sept. 1771, and Margaret Hollyday, b. 12th 
May 1774, d. May 1848, who m. Lyttleton Gale, brother of 
George Gale, and had child., viz., Henry, — Robert, — Levin, — 
Anna Maria, — Leah, — Susanna, and Elizabeth Gale. 

Henry Hollyday, of Ratcliffe, was the grandson of Col. 
Thomas Hollyday (of consanguinity with Sir Leonard Holly- 
day, Lord Mayor of London, 1605) who m. Mary Truman, 
of England, settled in Prince George's Co., d. 1703, and left 
sons, viz., James Hollyday, of Readbourne, Queen Anne*s, 
and Col. Leonard Hollyday, of Brookfield, Prince George's. 

Hon. James Hollyday, of Readbourne (b. 18th June 
1696, d. 8th Oct. 1747), son of Col. Thomas Hollyday and 
Mary Truman, m. 3d May 1721, Mrs. Sarah Covington Lloyd, 
widow of Edward Lloyd (see Lloyd) and had child., viz., 
James Hollyday, b. 30th Nov. 1722, d. 5th Nov. 1786, the 
eminent lawyer and colonial Statesman, — Henry Hollyday, of 


Ratcliffe, b. 9tli March 1725, d. 11th Nov. 1789, and Sarah 
Hollyday, b. 5th Oct. 1727, d. 30th March 1729. 

Col. Leonard Hollyday, of Brookfield, son of Col. 
Thomas Hollyday and Mary Truman, b. 4th May 1698, m. 
Sarah Smith, and 2ndly Mrs. Eleanor Waring (widow of 
Marsham Waring and dau. of Clement Hill and ElcAnor 
Darnall, a dau. of Henry Darnall, " a kinsman of Lord Balti- 
more"), and left child., viz., Thomas (who m. Ann Waring), 
— Dr. Leonard (who m. 1st Miss Holland, 2ndly Miss Weems), 
— Elizabeth (wlio m. Mr. Semmes), — Mary (who m. Maj. 
Frank Waring), and Clement Hollyday, who m. Miss Priggs, 
and had a son. Urban Hollyday, who d. 1862, leaving a dau. 
Amelia Hollyday. Col. Leonard Hollyday d. 6th May 1747. 
His numerous descendants intermarried with the families of 
Contee, Bowie, Greenfield, Semmes and Waring. 

Henrietta Makia Hollyday (b. 5th Dec. 1760), dau. of 
Henry and Anna Maria llobins Hollyday, m. 15th Jan'y 
1772, Samuel Chamberlaiue, of Oxford Neck, and had child., 
viz., James Lloyd, — Lloyd, — Samuel, — Henry, — ^Anna Maria 
(who m. 24th Jan'y 1797, John Goldsborough, see Goldsbor- 
OUGU),— May, — Sally Hollyday (who m. 8th April 1801, Hon. 
John Leeds Kerr, see Kerr), and Harriet llebecca Cham- 

James Lloyd Chamijerlaine, son of Samuel and Hen- 
rietta Maria Hollyday Chamberlaiue, m. Anna Maria Ham- 
mond, dau. of Nicholas Hammond (a native of the Island of 
Jersey) and his wife Rebecca Hollyday Hammond, and had 
child., viz., Samuel (who m. Hannah A. Bullock, of Phila., 
and bad 2 daus., Mary A. and Annie Hammond Chamber- 
' laine), — Rebecca Hollyday, — James Lloyd (who m. Margaret 
A. M. Chamberlaiue, dau. of Samuel and Ariana Worthington 
Chamberlaiue, and had child., viz., Margaret Robins, — Henry, 
— Samuel, — Anna Maria and Marion Chamberlaine), — Hen- 
rietta Maria, and Mary Hammond Chamberlaine. 

Samuel Chamberlaine, son of Samuel and Henrietta 
Maria Hollyday Chamberlaine, m. Ariana Worthington, of 
Cambridgef, and had child., viz., Marion (who m. William 
R. Trippe, and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria, — John 
H. and Samuel C. Trippe), — Henrietta Maria (who m. Mr. 
Thomas, of Cecil, and had a dau., Ariana Thomas), — Samuel 
(who m. Elizabeth Dickenson, of Talbot, and had child., viz., 
Joseph E. M., — William and Bertha Chamberlaine), — Mar- 
garet A. M. (who m. James Lloyd Chamberlaine, of Oxford), 
and Dr. Joseph E. M. Chamberlaine, who m. 1st Elizabeth 

248 OLD KENT. 

B. Hay ward, and bad child., viz., Elizabeth B. (who m. Nov. 
1876, R. E. Hayward, of Cambridge, son of Dr. Hayward, 
" Commissioner of the Laud Office of Maryland," and Joseph 
E. M. Chambcrlaine. He m. 2ndly Sarah Catharine Earle, 
dau. of Hon. Richard Tilghmau Earle (see Earle). 

Henry Chamberlaine, son of Samuel and Henrietta 
Maria Hoilyday Chamberlaine, m. Henrietta Maria Grale, dau. 
of George and Anna Maria Hoilyday Gale, and had child., 
viz., Anna Maria,— Samuel Lloyd, — Henry (who m. Mary 
Chambers, of Balto., and had child., viz., Esther, — Nicholson, 
— Henry Richmond, and Henrietta E. Chamberlaine, who m. 
Dr. James Bordley, of Centreville), — George Gale (who m, 
Margaret Gunther, of Phila., and had child., viz., Henry, — 
George, — Alfred, and Lloyd Chamberlaine), — Sally Rebecca 
(who m. Rev. Richard Whittingham (brother of Rt. Rev. W. 
R. Whittingham) and had child., viz., Helen Winnefred, — 
"William Henry, — Richard, — George Herbert, and Louisa 
Whittingham), and Gcorgeanna E. Chamberlaine, who m. 
Rev. William Murphy, of Wilmington, Del. 

Harriet Rebecca Chamberlaine, dau. of Samuel and 
Henrietta Maria Hoilyday Chamberlaine, m. Levin Gale, of 
Cecil, and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria, — Samuel Cham- 
berlaine (who m. Mrs. Jenkins, nee Morton, and had child., 
viz., Morton, — George, — Littleton, — Henry, and Bessie Gale), 
and Levin Gale, who m. Sally Dorsey, and had child., viz., 
Levin, — Warren, — Dorsey, — Samuel Chamberlaine, — Charles, 
— Harriet R<jbecca, and William Collins Gale. 

Hon. James Hollyday (b. 1st Nov. 1758, d. 8th of 
Jan'y 1807), of Rcadbournc, Queen Anne's, son of Henry and 
Anna Maria Robins Hollyday, was Associate Judge of the 
Circuit composed of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot 
counties, and a member of the Convention of Maryland which 
ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1788, m. 
Susanna Tilghman, dau. of Judge James and Susanna Steuart 
Tilghman, and had child., viz., James, — Anna Maria Chew, — 
Henry, — George Steuart, — Frisby, — W^illiam, and Richard 
Tilghman Hollyday. 

Anna Maria Chew Hollyday, dau. of Jas. and Susanna 
Tilghman Hollyday, m. Arthur Tilghman Jones, of Swann 
Point, Kent, the only son of Richard Ireland Jones, and had 
child., viz., Arthur Tilghman, — Ann Eloise, — Maria Susanna, 
— Richard, — William, and Alfred Jones. 

Henry Hollyday (b. 16th of Jan. 1798, d. in 1865), of 
Readbourne, son of James and Susanna Tilghman Hollyday, 


m. 18th April 1826, Anna Maria Hollyday, dau. of Henry 
and Ann Carmichael Hollyday, and had nine child. His 2nd 
wife (m. 1st June 1858) was Margaretta Goldsborough, dau. 
of Col. Nicholas Goldsborough and Elizabeth Tench Tilgh- 
man, dau. of Col. Tench Tilghman. 

George Steuart Hollyday, son of James and Susanna 
Steuart Hollyday, was twice a member of the Maryland Legis- 
lature, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1864, 
and for years the Chief Judge of the Orphans' Court of Kent. 
He was an intelligent and enthusiastic agriculturist, and organ- 
ized and was the President of the Agricultural Club of Kent. 
He was a gentleraan-of the olden school, polite, well-bred, and 
hospitable. He m. Caroline M. Carvill, of Kent, and had 
child., viz., George S., c7., — John C, d., — Caroline M. (who m. 
Dr. C. C. Harper, of Queen Anne's), — John W., — Anna M., 
d., and George T. Hollyday. 

George T. Hollyday, son of George Steuart and Caro- 
line M. Carvill Hollyday, m. 29th Jan'y 1867, Alcxina B. 
Chamberlain, dau. of Alexander B. Chamberlain, of Balti- 
more, and had child., viz., Caroline R., — Alice C, d., — Luella 
C, — George T., and John S. Hollyday. 

William Hollyday (b. 19th of May 1804), of Washing- 
ton County, son of James and Susanna Tilghman Hollyday, 
m. 31st Aug. 1830, his cousin, Ann Cheston Tilghman, dau. 
of Frisby and Anna Maria Binggold Tilghman, and had 
child., viz., James Frisby, who d. 1st of June 1849, and 
Nancy Ringgold Hollyday, who d. 16th of Dec. 1849. She 
d. 2l8t of Jan'y 1834, and he m. again 12th Sept. 1837, 
Louisa Lamar Tilghman, the half sister of his 1st wife, dau. 
of Frisby and Louisa Lamar Tilghman, and had child., viz., 
William Henry, a gallant soldier of the Second Maryland 
Infantry, C. S. A., who was slain in battle, 3d of June 1864, 
at Cold Harbor, — Mary Tilghman (who m. James Steuart, 
and had a son William Hollyday Steuart), — Lamar, — Louisa 
Lamar, b. 28th of Dec. 1843, d. 1st of March 1855,— George 
Tilghman,— Floyd Sprigg,— Alfred, — Tilghman, d. 20th 
March 1876 in the 24th year of his age, — Margaret, b. 16lh 
Jan'y 1855, d. 27th of Dec. 1871,— Susan Davis (who m. 
27th Jan'y 1876 Walter Sharp), and Henrietta Frisby Holly- 
day, d. William Hollyday d. 16th of July 1868, and was 
buried at Greenmount Cemetery. 

Lamar Hollyday, son of William and Louisa Lamar 
Tilghman Hollyday, m. 23d April 1868, J. Georgie Thelin, 
and had child., viz., Louisa, — Eloise, and Margaret Hollyday. 

250 OLD KENT. 

EiciiARD TiLGHMAN HoLLYDAY, soQ of James and 
Susanna Tilghman HoIIyday, m. Susan Bagan^ and had child., 
viz., Elizabeth, — Henry, — Amelia, — Susan, — Geiger, and 
Anna Maria HoUyday. 

Henry Hollyday (b. 11th Sept. 1771, d. 20th March 
1850), of Ratcliffe, Talbot, son of Henry and Anna Maria 
Robins Hollyday, m. 11th Oct. 1798, Ann Carmichael, who 
was I). 30th June 1776, d. 24th Feb'y 1761, the dau. of 
Kichard Bennet Carmichael, of Bennet's Choice, and had 
child., viz., Anna Maria, b. 22d March 1800, d. 8th of Jan'y 
1804, — Catharine Ann, — Henry James, b. 8th April 1804, d. 
4th Aug. 1820,— Anna Maria, b. Oth Oct. 1805, d. 5th March 
1815,— Sarah Elizabeth, b. 21st June 1809, d. 21st March 
1 849, — Richard Carmichael, — Henrietta Maria, — Thomas 
Robins, — Elizabeth Margaret, — William Murray, and Rebecca 
Harriet Hollyday. 

Hon. Richard Carmicuael Hollyday, of Ratclific, 
Talbot, son of Henry and Ann Carmichael Hollyday, ra. 24th 
Nov. 1858, Marietta F. Powell, of Middleburg, Loudon Co., 
Va., and had child., viz., Richard C, — Ann Holmes, b. Jan'y 
1861, died Sept. 1864, and Marietta Powell Hollyday. He 
has been the able and efficient Secretary of the State of Mary- 
land during the administrations of Governors Philip Francis 
Thomas, Oden Bowie, William Pinckney Whyle, James Black 
Groome, and John Lee Carroll. 

William Murray Hollyday, son of Henry and Ann 
Carmichael Hollyday, m. in Jan'y 1852, R. Ijouisa Powell, 
sister of his brother Richard's wife, and has child., viz., Nan- 
nie, — Rosalie, — Powell, — Virginia, — Thomas, and Carmichael 

Elizabeth Margarett Hollyday, dau. of Henry and 
Ann Carmichael Hollyday, m.20th of Aug. 1835, Hon. Richard 
Bennet Carmichael, b. 25th of Dec. 1807, the son of William 
Carmichael and his wife Sarah Downs, of Queen Anne's, 
William Carmichael d. in 1853, and was b. 27th of Jan'y 
1775, the son of Richard Bennett and Katharine Murray 
Carmichael, before mentioned. They had child., viz., Richard 
Bennet, — William, — Nancy Murray, — Elizabeth Hollyday, — 
Sarah Katharine, b. July 1849, d. Aug. 1850, — Sarah Downs, — 
Katharine Virginia, and Fannie Carmichael. 

Margaret Robins {h, 20th of April 1734), dau. of George 
and Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins, m. William Haywara, 
of Bailey's Neck, and had child., viz., George (who m. Mar- 


garet Smyth, dau. of Thos. Smith, merchant of Chestertown), 
and Thomas Hayward. 

Thomas Hayward, son of William and Margaret Robins 
Hayward, m. Mary Smyth, a sister of his brother's wife, and 
had child., viz., William, — Thomas, — Margaret, — Mary Ann, 
— Elizabeth and Sarah. He m. 2ndly Mary Bond, who d. 
sine prole. 

Susanna Robins (b. 10th June 1738, d. 1815), dau. of 
George and Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins, ra. Col. Thomas 
Chamberlaine, and had one son, Thomas, who d. young. She 
m. a 2nd time. Col. Robert Lloyd Nicols, and had child., viz., 
Lloyd (who m. Susanna Gulley), — Susanna, — Henrietta Maria, 
and Eliza Nicols. 

Susanna Nicoi^, dau. of Col. Robert Lloyd and Susanna 
Robins Chamberlaine Nicols, m. Hon. Bond Martin, of Cam- 
bridge, Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Md., 
and had child., viz.. Bond, — Robert Nicols, — Henrietta Martin, 
— Susanna, and Martin. He fell in a duel, fought near Balti- 
more, with Mr. Carr, of Virginia. His son, Hon. Robert 
Nicols Martin, was Chief Justice of the Western Circuit of 

Sec. 98, E. Anna Maria Tilghman (b. 15th Nov. 1709, 
d. 30th Aug. 1763), dau. of Richard, 2d of the Hermitage, 
and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, m. twice, 1st William 
Hemsley, and had child., viz., Philemon, — William, and Anna 
Maria Hemsley; 2ndly, Col. Robert Lloyd, and had child., 
viz., Richard, — Deborah (who m. Peregrine Tilghman), — and 
Anna Maria Lloyd, who m. William Tilghman. 

William Hemsley, son of William and Anna Maria 
Tilghman Hemsley, m. 3 times. His 1st wife was Henrietta 
Maria Earlc, dau. of James and Mary Tilghman Earle, and 
had child., viz., William (who m. Maria Lloyd, dau. of Maj. 
James Lloyd), — Mary and Charlotte Hemsley. His 2nd wife 
was Sarah Williamson, of Kent, and had child., viz., Philemon, 
— Thomas, — Alexander, — James Tilghman, — Sarah, — Hen- 
rietta Maria (who m. Thomas Chamberlaine Earle,) and Ann 
Hemsley. His 3rd wife was Anna Maria Tilghman (dau. of 
his uncle, James Tilghman), who left one dau., Anna Maria 
Hemsley, who d. at an advanced age, sine prole. 

Mary Hemsley, dau. of William and Henrietta Maria 
Earle Hemsley, m. Joseph Forman, and had child., viz., 
William, — Ezekiel, — Harriet Maria, and Augustine Forman. 

Philemon Hemsley, son of William and his 2nd wife, 
Sarah Williamson Hemsley, m. Elizabeth Lloyd, twin sister 

252 OLD KENT. ISec. 98, F. 

of his half brother William Hemsley's wife, and had child., 
viz., William, — Maria Lloyd, and Philemon Hemsley. By his 
2nd wife, Ann Hemsley, he had child., viz., Martha, — Richard, 
and Philemon Hemsley. 

Thomas Hemsley, son of William and his 2nd wife, Sarati 
Williamson Hemsley, m. Elizabeth Tilghman, dau. of James 
Tilghman, of Talbot, and had child., viz., William, — Tilgh- 
man, — Thomas, and Elizabeth Hemsley. 

Alexander Hemsley, son of William and his 2nd wife, 
Sarah Williamson Hemsley, m. Henrietta Maria Tilghman, 
dau. of Lloyd Tilghman, and had child, viz., Lloyd Tilgh- 
man, — Alexander, and Henrietta Maria Hemsley. His 2nd 
wife was Elizabeth West, of Phila., and had child., viz., Francis 
West, and Alexander Hemsley. 

Sarah Hemsley, dau. of William and his 2nd wife, Sarah 
Williamson Hemsley, m. Doctor John Irvine Troup, of Dar- 
ley, and had child., viz., Henry, — Henrietta Maria, — Margaret, 
and Elizabeth Troup. 

Ann Hemsley, dau. of William and his 2nd wife, Sarah 
Williamson Hemsley, m. Gen. Thomas Emory of Poplar 
Grove, Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., Thomas A., — 
\\ illiam H., — Robert, — John,— Albert,-- -Frederick,— Blanch- 
ard, — Sarah, — Ann, — Henrietta Earle, and Augusta Forman 

Sec. 98, F. Wh^liam Tilguman (b. 22nd Sept. 1711, d. 
in 1782), of Groccs, Talbot, son of the 2nd Richard of the 
Hermitage and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, m. Margaret 
Lloyd (dau. of James Lloyd and Ann Grundy; James was the 
3rd son of Philemon Lloyd of Wye House, Talbot), was at 
one time Deputy Commissary of Queen Anne's, and had 
child, viz., Robert Lloyd, — Richard, — James, — Anna Maria, — 
Margaret (who m. Richard, son of Hon, Mathew Tilghman), — 
Henrietta, and Mary Tilghman, who m. Edward Roberts, of 

Richard Tilghman, son of William and Margaret Lloyd 
Tilghman, m. Mary Gibson, of Talbot, and had child., viz., 
William Gibson and John Lloyd Tilghman. 

William Gibson Tilghman, of Groces, son of Richard 
and Mary Gibson Tilghman, m. Ann (or Araminta?) Polk, 
of New Castle County, Delaware, and had child., viz., Charles 
Henry, — Richard Lloyd, — George Logan, — Mary, — Mar- 
garet, — Elizabeth (who m. 1848, Charles Gilmore, of Balto.), 
— Anna Maria, — Louisa, 'and Catharine Tilghman, who m. 
Dr. Charles Lowndes, son of Commodore Lowndes, of Talbot. 


Anna Maria Tilghman, daii. of William Gibson and 
Ann Polk Tilghman, m. in 1839, Col. Kennedy R. Owen, 
and had child., viz., Agnes Owen, who ra. Richard Cooke, 
son of Henry Cooke Tilghman, — William Tilghman Owen, 
who m. Mary T. Buchanan, dan. of Admiral Buchanan, — 
Kennedy R. Owen, who m. Miss Hilliard, of Baltimore, and 
Margaret Owen, who m. Owen Norris. 

Richard Lloyd Tilghman, son of William Gibson and 
Ann Polk Tilghman, was an officer of the United States army, 
resigned in 1861 and d. in 1867. Ho resided at Groces, m. 
Agnes M. Owen, and had child., viz., Charles H., — Richard 
Lloyd, who d. when 12 or 13 years of ago, in 1863, — Mary, — 
Sally, — Agnes, — Anna, — Henrietta and Lina Tilghman. 

John Lloyd Tilghman, son of Richard and Mary Gibson 
Tilghman, m. Maria Gibson, of Annapolis, lived at Bennett's 
Point, Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., John Lloyd, — 
William, — Horatio, — Samuel Ogle, and Mary Tilghman. 

Samuel Ogle Tilghman, son of John Lloyd and Maria 
Gibson Tilghman, m. Mary Fairbairn, and had a son, Samuel 
Ogle Tilghman and several daus., one of whom, Anna Maria, 
m. Richard E. Davidson. 

Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of William and Margaret 
Lloyd Tilghman, of Groces, Talbot, m. Charles Goldsborough, 
of Dorchester, and had two sons, viz., Charles, b. 15th July 
1765,— and William Tilghman Goldsborough, b. in Dec. 1766, 
and d. in 1787, sine prole. (See Goldsborough.) 

Sec. 98, G. Col. Edward Tilghman, of Wye (b. 3d 
July 1713, d. 9th of Oct. 1785), son of the 2nd Richard of 
the Hermitage and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, lived at 
Wye, Queen Anne's, was a member of the Stamp Act Con- 
gress of 1765, and one of the committee which drew up the 
remonstrance to Parliament. The members of that Congress 
from Maryland were Col. Edward Tilghman, William Mur- 
dock and Thomas Ringgold, and were governed by instruc- 
tions drawn up by a committee appointed by the General 
Assembly of Maryland, consisting of James HoUyday, 
Thomas Johnson, Edmund Key, John Goldsborough, John 
Hammond, Daniel Wolstenholme and John Hanson. He m. 
Ann Turbutt, dau, of Maj. William Turbutt, and had one 
dau. Anna Maria, who m. Bennett Chew, and had a son 
Edward Chew, who d. sine prole. His 2nd wife was Eliza- 
beth Chew, of Dover, Delaware, and had child., viz., Richard, 
— Edward, b. 11th Dec. 1750, — Benjamin, — Elizabeth, and 
Anna Maria Tilghman. His 3rd wife was Julianna Carroll, 

254 OLD KENT. 

ra. in May 1759, and had child., viz., Matthew, — BcnjamiD, 
b. Dec. 1764, — Mary (who m , Richard, son of Matthew and 
Anna Lloyd Tilghman), and Susanna Tilghman, who m. 
Richard Ireland Jones, an Englishman, who lived near Ches- 
tertown, and had a son Arthur Tilgliman Jones, who m. Anna 
Maria Chew Holly day. 

Edward Tilghman (b. 11th Dec. 1750, d. 1st Nov. 1815), 
son of Edward and Elizabeth Chew Tilghman, m. Elizabeth 
Chew, dau. of Benjamin Chew, of Phila. He received his 
legal education in the Middle Temple, and was an eminent 
lawyer, resided in Phila., and had child., viz., Edward, b. 
27th Feb'y 1779,-- Benjamin, b. 6th of Jan'y 1785,— Eliza- 
beth (who m. William Cooke), and Mary Tilghman, who m. 
William Rawle, of Phila., and hnd child., viz., William 
Brooke and Elizabeth Rawle. 

Edward Tilghman (b. 27th FebV 1779), of Phila., son 
of the 2nd Edward and Elizabeth Chew Tilghman, m. Rebecca 
Wain, and had child., viz., Edward, — R'ibecca, — Elizabeth, — 
Ann, and Jane Tilghman. 

Benjamin Tilghman (b. Gth Jan'y 1785), attorney-at-Iaw, 
Phila., son of the 2nd Edward and Elizal)eth Chew Tilgh- 
man, m. Anna Maria McMurtree, and had child., viz., Edward, 
— William M., who m. C. Ingersoll, — Benjamin, — Richard, — 
Maria, — Elizabeth, and Ann Tilghman. 

Elizabeth Tilghman, dau. of the 1st Edward Tilghman, 
of Wye, and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Chew Tilghman, m. 
Richard, son of Richard and Susanna Frisby Tilghman, and 
left one son, Richard, the 5th and last Richard Tilghman of 
the Hermitage. 

Anna Marfa Tiix^hman, dau. of Edward Tilghman, of 
Wye, and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Chew, m. Charles Golds- 
borough, of Talbot. Iler 2nd husband was the Rt, Rev, 
Bishop Smith, of Charleston, South Carolina, and had two 
sons, viz., Robert and William Smith, who m. sisters of the 
name of Pringle, of South Carolina, and had child. 

Matthew Tilghman, son of Edward Tilghman, of Wye, 
and his 3rd wife, Julianna Carroll, m. about 1788, Sarah 
Smyth, dau. of Thomas Smyth, of Chestertown, and had 
child., viz., Edward, — Henry (who m. Martha Hall, dau. of 
Dr. Benjamin Hall), and Sarah Tilghman, who m. Francis 
Hall, of Queen Anne's. 

Edward Tilghman, son of Matthew and Sarah Smyth 
Tilghman, m. Anna Maria Tilghman, of the White House, 
dau. of W^illiam Tilghman, the 4th son of the 3rd Richard of 


the Hermitage, and had one dau., Eleanor Sarah Tilghman, 
who m. Matthew Tilghman Golds borough, of Talbot, the 
grandson of Col. Tench Tilghman. 

Sec. 98, H. James Tilghman (b. 6th Dec. 1716, d. 24th of 
Aug. 1 793), son of Richard, 2nd of the Hermitage, and Anna 
Maria Lloyd, removed to Phila., was attorney to the Ijord 
Proprietor, a member of Penn's Council, and Secretary of the 
Proprietary Land Office of Pennsylvania. He m. Anna 
Francis, dau. of Tench Francis, of Fausley, Talbot. He was 
a lawyer of high standing. After his m. he resided for a 
time at Fausley, then in Phila., and subsequently in Chester- 
town, where he d. He had child., viz.. Tench, b. 25th Dec. 
1744,— Kichard, b. 17th Dec. 1746, d. 24th Nov. 1796,— 
James, b. 1st Jan'y 1748,— William, b. 12th Aug. 1756,— 
Philemon, b. 29th of Nov. 1760,— Thomas Ringgold, b. 17th 
of Aug. 1765, d. 29th of Dec. 1789.— Anna Maria,— Eliza- 
beth, — Mary, and Henrietta Maria. 

Col. Tench Tilghman (b. 25th Dec. 1744, d. 18th April 
1786), son of James and Ann Francis Tilghman, differing in 
political sentiments from most of the prominent members of 
his family, was a member of the Flying Camp, of 1776, after- 
wards Aid de Camp to Gen. Washington and was honored 
w^ith his esteem, confidence and friendship. He was a brave 
and efficient officer, and as a reward for his gallantry was 
selected to bear to Congress the tidings of the surrender of 
Cornwallis. On the 29th Oct. 1781, Congress gave to his 
brilliant services a vote of thanks, and presented to him a 
horse properly caparisoned and an elegant sword. He m. 
Anna Maria, dau. of his uncle, Matthew Tilghman, youngest 
son of the 2nd Richard Tilghman of the Hermitage, and had 
child., viz., Ann Margaretta Tilghman, who m. Tench Tilgh- 
man, of Hope, and Elizabeth Tench Tilghman, who m. 25th 
April 1801, Col. Nicholas Goldsborough (see Goldsborough). 

Richard Tilghman (b. 17th Dec. 1746, d. 24th Nov. 
1796), son of James and Anna Francis Tilghman, was edu- 
cated in England, returned home and studied law under Danl. 
Dulany. At the solicitation of his relative, Sir Philip Francis, 
the reputed author of the Letters of Junius, he went to Bengal, 
India, via England. In respect of his political sentiments 
and proclivities he was permitted to depart, in June 1776, in 
company with Gov. Robert Eden, in the British sloop-of-war 
Fowey, Captain Montague. He d. on his 2nd voyage from 

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James Tilqhman (b. 2d Jan^ 1748, d. 24th Nov. 1796^, 
son of James and Anna Francis Tilghman, m. Elizabetn 
Buely, and had child., viz., James, b. 1st of May 1792, d. 22d 
March 1824, — Eh'zabeth, — Maria, — Anna Maria, and Mar- 
garet Tilghman, who m. Henry Goldsborough (see GtOLDS- 

Elizabeth Tilgdman, dau. of James and Elizabeth Buely 
Tilghman, m. Thomas Hemsley, son of William Hemsley, of 
Clover Fields, Queen Anne's, and brother of the two Hems- 
leys, mentioned before, who m. the two Misses Lloyd. She 
had child., viz., William (who m. Elizabeth Brooke, and after- 
wards Anne Wright, both of Queen Anne's), — Thomas, and 
Elizabeth Hemsley. 

Anna Maria Tilguman, dau. of James and Elizabeth 
Buely Tilghman, m. Robert Brown, of Queen Anne's, and 
had child., viz., James Q., — Elizabeth (who m. Henry Wilson, 
of Queen Anne's), and Anna Maria Brown, who m. James 
Cooke Tilghman. 

Hon. William Tilghman (b. 12th of Aug. 1756, d. 30th 
April 1827), son of James and Anna Francis Tilghman, 
resided in Phila., was appointed by President John Adams^ 
3d March 1801, presiding Judge of the Third Circuit, com- 
posed of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware ; in 1805 
was appointed President of the Courts of the 1st Judicial Cir- 
cuit of Pennsylvania, and 26th Feb'y 1806 was made Chief 
Justice of Pennsylvania, and filled that position until his 
death. He m. Margaret Allen, and had one dau., Elizabeth 
Tilghman, who m. Benjamin Chew, of Phila., and d. 17th 
June 1817, leaving a dau. who d. an infant. 

Capt. Philemon Tilghman (b. 29th Nov. 1760, d. 11th 
of Jan'y 1797), son of James and Anna Francis Tilghman, 
retained his commission in the British Navy during the Revo- 
lutionary War. After peace was declared he m. Harriet 
Milbanke, dau. of Admiral Milbanke of the Royal Navy, 
returned to America and resided with his father in Chester- 
town. When his father d.. he removed to his estate, Golden 
Square, in Queen Anne's County, where he d. He had child., 
viz., Harriet, — Caroline, who d. unm. in 1868, — Charlotte, — 
Emily, and Richard Tilghman. 

Harriet Tilghman, dau. of Capt. Philemon and Harriet 
Milbanke Tilghman, m. Rev. Richard Cockburn, Prebend of 
Winchester Cathedral and Vicar of Bosley, Kent, England, 
and d. in 1856 »ine prole. 

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Charlotte Tilghman, dan. of Capt. Philemon and Har- 
riet Milbanke Tilghman, m. Sir Molyneux Hyde Nepean, of 
Soders, Dorsetshire, England, d. in 1830, and had sixteen 
child., of whom only two survive, viz., Molyneux, the present 
Baronet, and Fanny, the widow of Capt. Grove. 

Emily Tilghman, dau. of Capt. Philemon and Harriet 
Milbanke Tilghman, m. Jeremiah Hoffman, of Baltimore, and 
had two child., viz., William Hoffman, who d. in infancy, and 
Harriet Emily Hoffman, who m. Henry Weld, of Archer's 
Lodge, England, now of Alleghany Co., Md. Mrs. Emilv 
Tilghman Hoffman d. in 1818. 

Richard Tilghman, son of Capt. Philemon Tilghman and 
Harriet Milbanke, m. in India, Augusta, dau. of Lord Elphin- 
stone, and had five child, viz., Caroline, — Emily, — Harriet, — 
William Huskisson, and Richard Tilghman, who d. in 1865, 

William Huskisson Tilghman, son of Richard Tilghman 
and Augusta Elphinstone, took the name of and inherited the 
estate of his God-father, Mr. Huskisson (the eminent English 
Statesman, who ra. Emily, youngest dau. of Admiral Mil- 
banke), and d. in 1863 sineprok. 

Sec. 98, 1. Hon. Matthew Tilghman (b. 17th Feb'y 
1718, d. 4th May 1790), the youngest son of the 2nd Richard 
Tilghman, of the Hermitage, and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilgh- 
man, m. Anna Lloyd, sister of Margaret Lloyd, wife of his 
brother, William Tilghman, and dau. of James Lloyd and 
Ann Grundy, and had child., viz., Matthew Ward, — Richard, 
b. 28th Jan'y 1746, — Lloyd, — Margaret, who m. Charles 
Carroll, barrister (see Carroll), and Anna Maria Tilgh- 
man, who was b. 17th July 1755, m. Col. Tench Tilghman, 
and d. 13th Jan'y 1843. 

Hon. Matthew Tilghman was adopted by his cousin, 
Matthew Tilghman Ward, and inherited from him the large 
landed estate, Bayside, in Talbot County, Md. He entered 
public life at the early age of twenty-three years, and had 
charge of a troop of horse, which was organized for the pro- 
tection of the exposed settlements from the incursions of the 
Indians who lingered upon the Eastern Shore of Md. In 
1741 he was appointed by the Governor of the Province, 
Samuel Ogle, one of the Worshipful Commissioners and 
Justices of the Peace of Talbot County, Md., a position highly 
honorable and of great responsibility in those days. In 1751 
he was sent as a Delegate to the General Assembly of Mary- 
land, and continued to represent his native county until the 

258 OLD KENT. 

overthrow of ihe Proprietary Government, and was Speaker 
of the Lower House of the Assemblies in 1773-74 and '75. 
When the circular letter of the General Court of Massachu- 
setts was brought before the Legislature, for consideration, he 
was appointed one of the committee to draft a petition to the 
King remonstrating against the obnoxious taxes imposed upon 
imported articles. The committee was appointed 8th June 
1768, and consisted of William Murdock, of Prince George's, 
Thomas Johnson, of Anne Arundel, Thomas Ringgold, of 
Kent, James Hollyday, of Queen Anne's, Matthew Tilghman, 
of Talbot, and Thomas Jennings, of Frederick. 

He was chosen, with Edward Lloyd, Nicholas Thomas and 
Robert Goldsborough to represent Talbot County in the Con- 
vention which assembled at Annapolis, 22d June 1774, and 
upon its organization was elected its President. This Conven- 
tion appointed Matthew Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, Robert 
Goldsborough, William Paca and Samuel Chase, Esqs., dele- 
gates to the Continental Congress which assembled in Phila- 
delphia the Sept. following. 

At the Provincial Meeting of Deputies held at Annapolis^ 
21st Nov. 1774, he was Chairman. The proceedings of Con- 
gress were read and unanimously approved. 

At a meeting of the Deputies of the several counties of the 
Province of Maryland, at Annapolis, 8th Dec. 1774, Matthew 
Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, John Hall, Samuel Chase, Charles 
Carroll, of Carrollton, William Paca, and Charles Carroll, 
barrister, were appointed the Committee of Correspondence 
for the Province of Maryland. It was also 

Resolved unanimously y That the honorable Matthew Tilgh- 
man, and Thomas Johnson, Itobert Goldsborough, William 
Paca, Samuel Chase, John Hall, and Thomas Stone, Esquires, 
be delegates to represent the Province in the next Continental 

At the meeting of the Deputies, at Annapolis, 24th April 
1775, Hon. Matthew Tilghman was the Chairman, and the 
above-named delegates to Congress were formally and solemnly 
instructed to join with the delegates of the other Colonies and 
Provinces and concur with them in such measures as shall be 
thought necessary for the defence and protection thereof, and 
most conducive to the public welfare. The Maryland delega- 
tion obeyed with cheeriul alacrity these instructions, and one 
of them, Thomas Johnson, on the 15th of June 1775, moved 
the appointment of George Washington as Commander-in- 
Chief of the American Army. 


At the meeting of delegates of the counties of the Province 
of Maryland, at Annapolis, 26th of July 1775, Matthew 
Tilghman was chosen Chairman. A Council of Safety for the 
Province was organized, and Matthew Tilghman and Thomas 
Johnson were made members of it also. Again, Matthew 
Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, Robert Goldsborough, William 
Paca, Samuel Chase, Thomas Stone and John Hall were 
appointed Deputies to the Continental Congress. 

At the Convention of Delegates, chosen by the several 
counties of the Province of Maryland, which met at Annapolis, 
Thursday, 7th Dec. 1775, he was unanimously chosen Presi- 

Tuesday, 21st May 1776, Hon. Matthew Tilghman, Thomas 
Johnson, Robert Alexander, Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsbor- 
ough, William Paca, Thomas Stone and John Rogers were 
elected to represent Maryland in that Congress which passed 
and issued to the world the Declaration of Independence. 
Permission to vote for such a Declaration was granted to the 
delegates, by a unanimous resolution, Friday, 28th June 1776. 

Thursday, the 4th of July 1776, Hon. Matthew Tilghman, 
Thomas Johnson, William Paca, Samuel Chase, Thomas Stone, 
Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, and Robert Alexander were 
elected by ballot Deputies to represent Maryland in the Con- 
tinental Congress. At this time, also, Matthew Tilghman was 
President of the Maryland Convention. 

On this same day, 4th July 1776, in the city of Philadel- 
phia, was adopted, by the Continental Congress, the Dedara^ 
lion of Independence ; which was afterwards signed, on the 
part of Maryland, by Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas 
Stone, and Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. 

Why are not the names of Matthew Tilghman and Thomas 
Johnson aflSxed to the Declaration ? We have seen that they 
were members of the Congress which passed and which signed 
it. We know that Matthew Tilghman was detained at Anna- 
polis by the duties incumbent upon him as President of the 
Convention. His eminent abilities made his presence neces- 
sary to the State of Maryland. Thomas Johnson was required 
at home by the extreme illness of a member of his family (see 
Johnson). Matthew Tilghman and Thomas Johnson were 
the two foremost men, at this time, in Maryland ; they, more 
than any others, formed and moulded public opinion, guided 
the energies, and directed the actions of the people of Mary- 
land. They were wise and practical workers, and although 
they did not write thefr names upon the conspicuous and 

260 OLD KENT, 

aspiring shaft of the monument of our liberties^ their markg 
are inwrought and indelibly imprinted upon the solid, imper* 
ishablc, and more enduring foundations. 

Hon. Matthew Tilghman was unanimously eleoted Frasident 
of the Constitutional Convention which assembled in Anna«- 
polis, 14th Aug. 1776, and was also by it chosen by ballot 
Chairman of the Committee to prepare a Declaration and 
charter of rights and a form of Government for this State. 
He continued in public life until the advances of age compelled 
him, in 1783, to resign his seat in the Senate of Maryland, 
after having devoted more than forty years to the public 
service of his native State. 

Speaking of the eventful period of the Revolution, the His- 
torian, McMahon, observes that Matthew Tilghman " seems 
to have been the patriarch of the colony.'' 

Richard Tilghman (b. 28th Jan'y 1746, d. 28th May 
1805), son of Hon. Matthew and Anna Lloyd Tilghman, m. 
Margaret, the 2nd dau. of his uncle, William Tilghman, of 
Groces, Talbot, and had child., viz., Matthew, b. 20th Sept. 
1777, — Anna Maria (who m. Judge Nicholas Brice, see Brice), 
and Mary Elizabeth Tilghman, who m. George Hoffman, of 
Balto. His 2nd wife was Mary, the eldest dau. of Edward 
Tilghman (of Wye) and Julianna Carroll, and had child., viz., 
Julianna (who m. John Paca, son of William Paca, who signed 
the Declaration of Independence), — Harriet, who m. Henry 
Brice, of Baltimore, — Mary, who m. John Tilghman, and 
Mary Tilghman, who m. Charles C. Tilghman. 

Matthew Tilghman (b. 20th Sept. 1777, d. 21st Oct. 
1828), son of Richard and Margaret Tilghman, m. twice. His 
1st wife was Elenor Rosier, of Prince George's. His 2nd 
wife was Harriet Hynson, dau. of Richard and Araminta 
Hynson (see Hynson), and had child., viz., Richard Lloyd, 
who was lost at sea in the United States sloop-of-war Hornet, 
which foundered off Tampico, 12th Sept. 1829, — James Bowers, 
b. 27th Jan'y 1816,— William Matthew, b. 12th July 1820,— 
Tench, b. 30th Dec. 1824, d. in California, Aug. 1870,— 
Henrietta Louisa, — Anna Maria (who was the 1st wife of Dr. 
Benjamin F. Houston), — Harriet Eliza (who m. William Brice 
Tilghman), and Catharine Araminta Eloise Tilghman. 

James Bowers Tilghman, son of Matthew and Harriet 
Hynson Tilghman, m. 1st of July 1841, Virginia Wills, of 
Richmond, Va., and had child., viz., James Bowers, — William 
Bowers, — Charles Carroll, and Robert Lee Tilghman. They 
reside near Weldon, North Carol inar 


William Matthew Tilghman, son of Matthew and Har- 
riet Hynson Tilghman, emigrated West, and m. in 1846, Miss 
Sheppard, of Keokuk, Iowa, and had child., viz., Richard 
Lloyd, — Tench Sheppard, — William Matthew, and John 

Henrietta Louisa Tilghman, dau. of Matthew and Har- 
riet Hynson Tilghman, m. 2nd of Nov. 1835, William Bowers 
Everett, sou of Joseph, the son of Hales Everett. He d. 29th 
April 1841. She d. 10th April 1870, in the 58th year of her 
age, and left two child., viz., William B., and Henrietta Maria 
Lloyd Everett. 

Rev. William B. Everett, M. D., son of William Bowers 
and Henrietta Louisa Tilghman Everett, m. Jan'y 19, 1865, 
Ellen S. Whilten, dau. of Edward and Mary Ellen Whilten, 
of Va.,and had child., viz., Mary Ellen, — Henrietta Louisa,— 
William Bowers, — Lellie,^Lelia Creme,and Lloyd Tilghman 

Catharine Araminta Eloise Tilghman, dau. of Mat- 
thew and Harriet Hynson Tilghman, m. 10th June 1850, 
James Lambert Davis, and had child., viz., Harriet Althea,— 
Anna Catharine, — James Tilghman, — Mary Virginia, — Hen* 
rietta Louisa, and David Pad get Davis. 

Harriet Althea Davis, dau. of James Lambert and 
Catharine Araminta Eloise Tilghman Davis, m. 10th of June 
1875, William Emory Perkins, son of Benjamin Bond and 
Margaret H. Emory Perkins. 

Li>oyD Tilghman, son of Hon. Matthew and Anna Lloyd 
Tilghman, m. Henrietta Maria Tilghman, dau. of James and 
Anna Francis Tilghman, and had child., viz., Anne (who m. 
John Tilghman), — Henrietta Maria, — Mary, — Matthew,— 
James, — Elizabeth, and Lloyd Tilghman. 

Henrietta Maria Tilghman, dau. of Lloyd and Henri- 
etta Maria Tilghman, m. Alexander Hemsley, and had child., 
viz., Henrietta Maria, who m. Dr. Frisby Tilghman, son of 
Col. Frisby Tilghman, — Lloyd, and Alexander Hemsley, 

James Tilghman, son of Lloyd and Henrietta Maria 
Tilghman, m. Ann C. Shoemaker, of Phila., and had child., 
viz., Lloyd, — Caroline, — Henrietta Maria, and Ann (or Nina) 
Tilghman, who m. Mr. Montgomery, of Phila. 

Maj. Gen. Lix)yD Tilghman (b. 30th Jan*y 1816, d. in 
battle 16th May 1863), son of James and Ann C. Shoemaker 
Tilghman, was a graduate of West Point (of 1836), and after 
several years' services resigned his commission, but reentered 
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with disti notion. At the close of the war he again resigned. 
Subsequently he entered the Army of the Confederate States, 
was captured at Fort Henry, in Tennessee, and confined as 
prisoner of war in Fort Warren ; was exchanged, then pro- 
moted to a Major General, and slain in battle at Vicksburgh, 
Miss.,--'a cannon ball passing through his body, the 16th of 
May 1863. He ra., in 1842, Augusta Boyd, of Maine, and 
had child., viz., Lloyd, killed by a kick from his horse while 
in the Confederate Army, — Frederick Boyd, — Southgate, — 
Siddell, — Charles, and Maria Tilghman ; also a dau. who d. 
in infancy. 

Caroline Tilghman, dau. of James and Ann C. Shoe- 
maker Tilghman, ra. Philip W. Lowery, and had child., viz.', 
Robert, — Philip (U. S. N.),^Sophia, and Minnie Lowery. 

Tilghman Arms: — Per fesse sable and argent, a lion ram- 
pant, regardant, tail forked, countercharged, crowned or. 

Crest : A demi-lion sejant sable, crowned or. 

Motto : — Spes alit agrioolum. 
— Sec. 98, J. Susannah Steuart, who m. Judge James 
Tilghman, was the dau. of Dr. George Steuart, who came to 
Annapolis, in 1721, from Perthshire, Scotland, and jpa. Ann 
Digges, dau. of George Digges, of Warburton, Prince George's 
County, a descendant of Sir Dudley Digges, who fell, fighting, 
under the banner of Charles I. 

Dr. George Steuart was a graduate of the University 
of Edinburgh. Gifted with great natural ability and pos- 
sessed of much and varied learning, he soon rose to distinction 
and prominence in the Province of Maryland. He was at 
various times a Judge of the Land Office, of the Court of 
Admiralty, one of the Council and in the sessions of 1762 and 
1763 represented the City of Annapolis in the Legislature, and 
during the administration of Gov. Horatio Sharpe was Lieut. 
Col. of the " Horse Militia." Few in this country can claim 
as ancient, as royal and as authentic a lineage. He was 
descended from Kennett II. 

Kennett II was crowned King of Scotland in the year 
864 A. D., and was succeeded in 855 by his son, Constantine 
II; who was succeeded in 892 by his son, Donald VI; 
who was succeeded in 946 by his son, Malcolm I ; who was 
succeeded in 970 by his son, Kenneit III ; who was suc- 
ceeded 1004 by his son, Malcolm II, who had a dau. 
Beatrix, who m. Crynan, Ardthane of the Isles, and had 
a son, Duncan, who was murdered by Macbeth, and was 
succeeded in 1069 by his son, Malcolm III, called Kean more, 

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who ra. Margaret, sister of Edgar Atheling, and had three 
sons, viz., Edgar, — Alexander and David, and one dau. Matilda, 
who m. llenry I, of England. 

Malcolm III fell in battle and was succeeded by his son, 
Edgak, in Sept. 1097, who d. sine prole, and was succeeded 
8th Jan'y 1107 by his brother, Alexander I, who, also, 
dying without child., was succeeded by his brother, 27th April 
1124, David I, who is known in history as St. David. 

David I, or St. David, m. Maud, dau. of Waltbeof, Earl 
of Northumberland, by his wife, Judith, niece of William the 
Conqueror, and d. in 1153. His only son, Henry, Prince of 
Scotland, m. Lady Adelaide de Warren, sister of the Earl of 
Warren and Surrey, and dying in 1152, before the demise of 
his father, left three sons, viz., Malcolm, — William, and David. 

David, Earl of Huntingdon, son of Henry Prince of 
Scotland, m. Maud, dau. of Hugh, Earl of Chester, and had 
four sons and four daus., viz., Henry, — David, — Robert, — 
John, — Margaret, — Isabel, — Maud, and Ada. 

Isabel, dau. of David, Earl of Huntingdon, m. Robert 
Bruce, Lord of Annandale, and had a son Robert Bruce, who 
claimed, unsucceasfuUy, the throne of Scotland. 

Robert BIiuce, Lord of Annandale, son of Robert Bruce 
and Isabel, the grand-dau. of David I, m. Isabel de Clare, and 
d. 1295, leaving a son Robert Bruce, who was afterwards Earl 
of Car rick. 

Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick, m. Margaret, Countess of 
Carrick, d. 1303, and had 5 sons and 7 daus., the eldest of 
whom was Robert Bruce, the Bruce of Bannockburn. 

Robert Bruce, eldest son of Robert Bruce and Mar^*et, 
Countess of Carrick, ascended the throne of Scotland Palm 
Sunday, 27th March 1306, and bore the title of Robert I. 
He m. Isabel, dau. of Donald, Earl of Marr, and had a dau. 
Margery Bruce. 

Margery Bruce, dau. of Robert I, m. 1315 Walter, the 
High Steward of Scotland. He was b. 1293, and was a man 
of influence and military prowess. It was he who brought 
decisive aid to Robert I, and, with Sir James Douglas, held 
command of the Third Division of the army, 24th June 1314, 
at the battle of Bannockburn. Shortly afterwards he was 
selected to receive, on the border, the Queen, with the Princess 
Margery and other illustrious prisoners, just released from 
captivity, in England. When King Robert I went to Ire- 
land he appointed Walter, the High Steward, and Sir James 
Douglas, Governors of Scotland, and, in 1318, when Berwick 

264 OLD KENT. 

was captured, it was entrusted to his keeping. In the follow- 
ing year he defended it with signal gallantry against Edward 
II. In 1320 he was one of the patriots who signed the famous 
letter to the Pope. In 1322 he surprised, at Byeland Abbey, 
in Yorkshire, the King of England, who escaped with the 
utmost difficulty to York. The High Steward d. 9th of April 
1326, in the 33rd year of his age. He was married twice. 
His first wife was Alice, dau. of Sir John Erskine, and had a 
dau. Jean, who m. Hugh, Earl of Ross. His second wife, the 
Princess Margery, d. in 1317 and left one son, Robert Stewart, 
afterwards King Robert II. 

Robert Stewart, the 9th Hereditary Lord High Steward 
of Scotland, only child of Walter and the Princess Margery, 
b. 2d March 1316, had command of the Second Division of 
the Scottish Army, at Halledour Hill, and was one of the few 
who escaped the carnage of that disastrous day. His gallant 
efibrts in the cause of his uncle, David II, in whose absence 
he acted as Regent of the Kingdom, were as successful as they 
were disinterested, and resulted in his soverign's deliverance 
from captivity. At length that monarch dying, sine prole, he 
ascended the throne of his grandfather, the 22d of March 
1371, and is known in history as Robert II. 

Robert II m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Adam Muir, of Rowal- 
1am, and had four sons, viz., John, Earl of Carrick, — Walter, 
Earl of Fife, — Robert, Duke of Albany, and Sir Alexander 
Stewart, of Badenach. 

Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, the third son of 
Robert II, the celebrated Governor of Scotland, b. about the 
year 1339, m. Margaret, Countess of Menteth, and had seven 
child., the eldest of whom, Murdoch, being the one through 
whom the Stewart line was transmitted. 

Murdoch Stewart, the 2nd Duke of Albany, son of 
Robert and Margaret, m. Isabel, the eldest dau. and heir of 
Duncan, Earl of Lennox, and had sons, viz., Robert Walter, — 
Alexander, and James Stewart, who was called the Gross on 
account of his gigantic stature. He was arrested and executed, 
with his sons Walter and Alexander, in the year 1425. His 
son James, the Gross, hearing of his father's arrest, came down 
from the Highlands with a competent force, burnt the town of 
'Dumbarton, and killed Sir John Stewart, Governor of the 
Castle, with many others. For which he was obliged to fly 
to Ireland, where he died previous to the year 1451, leaving a 
son, James Stewart, called James Beg, because he was not as 
big as his father, perhaps small in stature, who m. Annabel 


Buchanan, and had two child., viz., William, and Janet Stewart, 
who inherited the Lands of Lettir, and m. William Stirling. 

William Stewart, son of James (Beg) and Annabel Buch- 
anan St€wart, inherited Baldorran, and m. Marion Campbell, 
and had three child., viz., Walter, — John, and Andrew Stewart. 

Walter Stewart, eldest son of William and Marion 
Campbell Stewart, m. Eupham Keddoch, dau. of James Red- 
doch, Burgess of Stirling, Comptroller of Scotland and Laird 
of Cultibragan, and had three sons, viz., William, — John, 
and James Stewart. Walter Stewart having by a grant dated 
the 14th of Sept. 1500, received a charter of the lands of 
Duchlash from King James IV, sold in 1504 the estate of 
Baldorran to William Livingston. 

James Stewart, only surviving sou of William and Eu- 
pham Eeddoch Stewart, inherited the estate and lands of 
Duchlash, and m. Miss Stewart, dau. of Patrick Stewart, in 
Glenbucky, and had five child., viz., William Stewart, who d. 
sine prole, — Alexander Stewart (who purchased Ardvorlich, 
m. Margaret Drummond, and had four child., viz., James, — 
William, — Duncan, and Isabel, who m. John Stewart), — John 
Stewart, whose son Alexander purchased Annat, — James Stew- 
art, who m. Katharine Murray, and Patrick Stewart. 

Alexander Stewart, son of John, the 3rd son of James 
Stewart, of Duchlash, purchased the estate Annat from James 
Muschet, of Burnbank, in the year 1621. He m. Miss Mac 
Nab, dau. of Aucbarn, and had child., viz., John, — Walter, — 
Andrew, — James, and Archibald. 

John Stewart, of Annat, son of Alexander and ■ 

Mac Nab Stewart, was twice m. His 1st wife was Janet Gra- 
ham, dau. of Gespard Graham, of Gartur, and had child., viz., 
Alexander Stewart, his heir, and Duncan Stewart, who pur- 
chased Ballachallam, and had a son George Stewart, who m. 
Mary Hume (or Home), dau. of Harry Hume (or Home), of 
Argaty, Perth, Scotland, and had two sons, viz., David Stew- 
art, of Ballachallam, and Dr. George Stewart, of Annapolis, 

Note. — The aforegoing Lineage is carefully extracted and 
drawn out from a small quarto volume of 214 pages, which 
is esteemed in Scotland of the highest authority. It com- 
mences with Kennett II and traces, with minute fidelity, his 
descendants down to and including Dr. Greorge Stewart, and 
speaks of him as a Surgeon residing in the Province of Mary- 
land. The title of this work (a copy of which is in possession 
of Gen. George Hume Steuart) is as follows : "A Snort His- 

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torical and Genealogical Account of the Royal Family of 
Scotland from K. Kennett 2ud, Mrho conquered the Picts. 
And of the Surname of Stewart, From the first founder of that 
name. Containing A Short Account of the Lives of the Kings 
of Scotland from that Period ; and the Origin and Descent of 
all the Families of the name of Stewart that are now extant, 
and the most considerable of those that arc extinct. To which 
is prefixed — A Genealogical and Chronological Tree of the 
Royal Family, and the Name of Stewart, By Duncan Stewart, 
M. A. Ne quid falsi dicerc audeaty 7ie <juid veri non audeat. 
Edinburgh. Printed by W. Sands, A. Bryraer, A. Murray, 
and J. Cochran. Sold by A. Brymer and the other Booksel- 
lers in Edinffburgh, and by A. Stalker and J. Barry in Glas- 
gow. 1739. This book was the source from which Sir 
Walter Scott drew his accurate genealogical lore. 

It will be observed that Dr. George Stewart changed the 
spelling of his name ; in which change all " his descendants 
have acquiesced. Many others of the family did the same, in 
compliment, as is supposed, to the unfortunate Queen Mary, 
who, while living at the Court of France, substituted the letter 
u.£or w in her surname. 

Sec. 98, K. Dr. George Steuart, son of George Stewart 
and Mary Hume, dau. of Harry Hume, of Argatty, m. Ann 
Digges, a descendant of Sir Dudley Digges, and had child., 
viz., George Hume, b. in 1747, d. iu Scotland in 1800, — 
Susanna, b. in 1749, d. 24th Oct. 1774 (who in. Judge James 
Tilghman, see Tilghman), — Charles, b. in 1750, d. in 1802, 
—David, b. in 1751, d. in 1814,— William, b. in 1754, d. 
1838,— James, b. in 1755, d. 1845,— Ann, b. in 1757, d. in 
1767,— Mary, b. in 1759, d. in 1776, and Jean Steuart, b. in 
1761 and d. in 1778. Dr. Steuart purchased the estate of 
Dodon, which still remains in the familv, from Nicholas 
Carroll in 1725. 

George Hume Steuart, eldest .son of Dr. George and 
Ann Digges Steuart, was taken by his father to Scotland in 
1758, to be educated. When he arrived at manhood, with 
the consent of his father, who had a life estate therein, he 
took possession of the estate of Argaty, also Ballachallam 
and Annat, and assumed the surname of Hume. He m. twice. 
His Ist wife was a niece of Lord Rolls. . She was a great 
heiress and owne<l the famous battle-field of Bannockburn, 
with coal and iron mines of great value. She d., and, four 
years after her decease, he m. Sophia Monroe, and had a dau., 
Sophia Hume. 


Sophia Hume, daii. of George Hume (formerly Steuart) 
and Sophia Monroe Hume, m. Capt. Binning, of the British 
army (Indian Service), and had child., viz., George Hume 
Binning, and Alexander Monroe Binning. George Hume 
Binning changed his name, by virtue of Act of Parliament, to 
George Binning Hume or Home, and upon him was settleil 
Argaty. Alexander Monroe Binning changed his name to 
Alexander Binning Monroe, m. and his eldest son, David 
Monroe, was a Fellow of Oxford. 

Charles Steuart, son of Dr. George Steuart and Ann 
Digges, m. Elizabeth Calvert, dan. of Benedict Calvert, son 
of Lord Fftderick Calvert, and had child., viz., George, — 
Benedict, — Charles, and Edward Steuart. 

Charles Steuart, son of Charles Steuart and Elizabeth 
Calvert, m. Ann Biscoe, and had child., viz., Dr. William 
Frederick, — George Biscoe, and Charles Calvert Steuart. 

Dr. William Frederick Steuart, son of Charles Steu- 
art and Ann Biscoe, m. 27th Feb'y 1840, Ann Hall, dau. of 
Henry Hall and Mary Stevenson, and had child., viz., Capt. 
Harry Augustus, C. S. A.,d. 1861, aged 20 years, — Charles, — 
William Frederick (who m. Louisa Du Bignon), — Anne, — 
Louis Edward, — a 2nd Charles, — Richard Estep (who m. 
Isabel Murphy, and had child., viz., Roy Campbell and Harry 
Steuart), — Mary Stevenson (who m. Sept. 1874, William 
Henry Purccll, of Dublin, Ireland, and had a dau. Anne Pur- 
cell), — Eleanor, — George Biscoe, and (^Willius Calvert 

George Biscoe Steuart, son of Charles Steuart and Ann 
Biscoe, m. Louisa Darnall, and had child., viz., Rose, — 
Ix)uisa, — George, — Henry Darnall, — Estep Hall, and Vir- 
ginia Steuart. 

Charles Calvert Steuart, son of Charles Steuart and 
and Ann Biscoe, m. 1st Elizabeth Frances Steele, dau. of 
Henry Maynadier Steele and Maria Lloyd (see p. 37), and had 
a dau., Alice Key Steuart. He m. 2naly April 1863, Han- 
nah Margaret Maynadier Murray, and had child., viz., Helen 
Steuart, and Sarah Murray Steuart. 

Mrs. Hannah Margaret Maynadier Murray Steu- 
art is descended from John Murray, Marquis of Tullibardine, 
who was attainted and fled to Barbadoes iu 1716. His son. 
Dr. William Murray, b. 15th July 1708, settled in Chester- 
town and ra., 22d Jan'y 1740, Ann Smith, of Chestertown, 
who was b. 7th Dec. 1720, d. 18th Aug. 1807. Dr. William 
Murray d. 13th April 1769, and had child., viz., James, b. 

268 OLD KENT. 

2d Jan'y 1741, d. 1st Dec. 1819,— Elizal>etb, b. 7th Oct. 1743 
(who m. John Thompson, of Chestertown, and d. March 1840), 
—Ann, b. 6th Sept. 1745, d. 1808,— Sarah, b. 12th Nov. 1747 
(who ra. John Thomas, and d. 1824), — Katharine, b. 27th 
Feb'y 1749 (who ra. Richard Carmichael, and d. 1785),— Dr. 
William, b. 12th July 1752 and d. 25th Sept. 1842,— Com- 
modore Alexander, b. 12th July 1754, d. Oct. 1821, and Mary 
Murray, b. 7th Jan'y 1757, d. 23d May 1760. 

Dr. James Murray, of Annapolis, son of William Mur- 
ray and Ann Smith, m. Sarah Maynadier, and had child., viz., 
Daniel, — James, — Sally Scott (who m. Gov. Edward Lloyd, 
see Lloyd), — Anne (who m. Gen. John Mason, of Va.), and 
Sarah Catharine Murray, who m. the celebrated Richard Rush, 
of Philadelphia. 

Daniel. Murray, of Elkridge,son of Dr. James Murray and 
Sarah Maynadier, m. Mary Dorsey, and had child., viz., Dr. 
James Murray, of West River, — Sally Scott (who m. Dr. 
James Cheston), — Mary (who m. Dr. Worthington), — Col. 
Edward, U. S. A., C. S. A., d. 1872,— Capt. Francis Key, d., 
— Dr. Robert, U. S. A.,— Anne Maria, — Caroline (who m. 
Mr. McMurtree), — Harriet (who m. Mr. Talbot), — ^Triscilla 
(who m. John Bohlen), and Henry Maynadier Murray. 

James Murray, son of Dr. James Murray and Sarah 
Maynadier, m. Charlotte Ratcliffe, and had child., viz., 
Keturah, — Charlotte Rider, — Sarah Henry Maynadier (who m. 
Mr. Howison, d.), — Henry M., — Hannah Margaret Maynadier 
(who m., April 1853, Charles Calvert Stenart), and James D. 
Murray, Pay Director U. S. N. 

Charlotte Rider Murray, dau. of James Murray and 
Charlotte Ratcliffe, m., April 1837, Dr. Charles Hutchins 
Steele, and had child., viz., Charlotte Ratcliffe (who m., 2l8t 
Oct. 1856, James Cheston, Jr., and had child., viz., James, — 
Ratcliffe, — Charlotte Ratcliffe, — Mary Steele, — Margaret Carv 
Cheston),— Charles H., d. in C. S. A., 1864,— Mary N., d.,— 
Nevett, and Dr. John Murray Steele, U. S. N. 

James D. Murray, U. S. N., son of James and Charlotte 
Ratcliffe, m. 1st Catharine Spencer, and had a dau., Eva Mur- 
ray. He ra. 2ndly Elizabeth Murray Spencer, and had child., 
viz., James Daniel, — Catharine Spencer, — Charlotte Ratcliffe, 
and William Spencer Murray. 

Anna Maria Murray, dau. of Dr. James Murray and 
Sarah Maynadier, m. Genl. John Mason, of Analostan Island, 
son of Col. George Mason, of Gunston Hall, Virginia, and 
had child., viz., John, — James M., — Maria, — Virginia (who 

MASON. 269 

m. George Mason), — Catharine, — Eilbeek (wlio ra. Virginia 
Magee), — Murray, — Maynadicr, — Anna M., and Barlow 
Mason, A. D. C. to Genl. Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. A., at 
the Battle of Manassas, who was severely wounded and d. at 
Warren ton, unni. 

Col. George Masox was the Solon and Cato of Virginia. 
"The Bill of Rights and the Constitution of Virginia are 
lasting monuments to his memory." In the former he uttered 
those memorable words which will never be forgotten in 
America: "that no man or set of men is entitled to exclusive 
" or separate emoluments, or privileges from the community, 
"but in consideration of public services; which not being 
" descendible, neither ought the offices of magistrate, legisla- 
" tor, or judge to be hereditary." 

John Mason, son of Genl. John Mason and Anna Maria 
Murray, was private secretary to Mr. Poinsett, U. S. Minister 
to Mexico, m. Catharine Macomb, dau. of Genl. Alexander 
Macomb, U. S. A., and had child., viz., John (who m. in 
N. York), — Eilbeek, — Macomb, — Alexander, — Anna, — 
Poinsett, — Daniel M., and George Mason. 

Hon. James M. Mason, son of Genl. John Mason and 
Anna Maria Murray (for many years a distinguished member 
of the U. 8. Senate, afterwards the accredited Minister Pleni- 
potentiary of the Confederate States, with Mr. Slidell, to Great 
Britain) m. Eliza Chew, dau. of Benjamin Chew, of Phila., 
and had child., viz , Anna (who m. John Ambler), — Benjamin, 
— Catharine (who m. John B. Dorsey),— George (who m. in 
Texas), — Virginia, — Ida, — James M. (who m. Miss Hill) and 
John Mason. 

Maria Mason, dau. of Genl. John Mason and Anna Maria 
Murray, m. Samuel Cooper, Adjutant General U. S. A. (after- 
wards Adjutant General C. S. A.), and had child., viz., Maria 
(who m. Lieut. Frank Wheaton, U. S. A.), — Virginia (who 
m. Nicholas Dawson) and Samuel Cooper. 

Catharine Mason, dau. of Genl. John Mason and Anna 
Maria Murray, m. Cecilius C. Jamison (Cashier, and after- 
wards for many years President of the Bank of Baltimore), 
and had child., viz., John Mason and Eliza Mason Jamison. 

Lieut. Murray Mason, U. S. N., Capt. C. S. N., son of 
Genl. John Mason and Anna Maria Murray, m. Clara Forsyth 
(dau. of Hon. John Forsyth, Secretary of State from 27th 
June 1834 to 5th March 1841), and had child., viz., Fannie 
Forsyth, — Clara (who m. John Maguire), — Virginia (who m. 


270 OLD KENT. 

A. Peter Bower), and Anna M. Mason, who m. Capt. Samuel 
Davis, C. S. A. 

Maykadier Mason, son of Genl. John Mason and Anna 
Maria Murray, m. Virginia French, and had child., viz., 
Maynadier, — Murray, — John, — Charles, — Robert (who m. 
Miss Cooke), — Mariamne (who in. Dr. Emmlin Marsteller), 
and W. Virginius Mason (who m. Eva Marsteller). He m. 
2ndly, Mary Fitzhugh, and had a son, James M. Mason. 

Anna M. Mason, dau. of Gen. John Mason and Anna 
Maria Murray, m. Lieut. Smith I^ce, U. S. N., afterwards 
Captain in the Confederate service (a brother of Gen. Robert 
E. Lee, C. S. A.), and had child., viz.. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, C. 
S. A. (who m. Ellen Fowle), — Smith Lee, — John Lee (who 
m. Nora Bankhead), — Henry Lee (who m. Sallie Johnston), — 
Daniel Murray Lee (who m. Nannie Ficklin), and Robert Lee. 

Dr. William Murray, son of William Murray and Ann 
Smith, m. Harriet Hesselius, and had child., viz., Mary Ann 
Caroline, — William Henry (who m. Isabella Maria Sterling, 
and had child., who are now living. Sterling and Alexander 
Murray), — and Alexander John Murray, who m. twice: 1st, 
Miss Addison, and had a dau., Elizabeth, and 2ndly Mary 
Clapham, of Baltimore, dau. of Jonas Clapham and Catharine 
Cooke (see Cooke), and had child., viz., Clapham Murray, — 
William H. Murray, b. 30th April 1839, at West River, was 
killed at Gettysburg, 3rd July 1863, while commanding Com- 
pany A of the 2ud Maryland Infantry, C. S. A., — Mary Ann 
Caroline Murray, and Alexander Murray. 

Dr. James Steuart, son of Dr. George and Ann Digges 
Steuart, was taken by his father to Scotland, at the early age 
of 8 years, and did not return until he had completed his pro- 
fessional education at Edinburgh. He practiced his profession 
for several years in Annapolis, with success and reputation, 
residing in the house in which he was born, the celebrated 
mansion which was built by his father in 1750, widely known 
in after years as " Mrs. Green's Boarding House," until it was 
removed to give place for the present Executive Mansion. He 
removed to Baltimore in 1794, and immediately enjoyed the 
fruit of his deserved reputation, a lucrative practice. In 1805 
he retired from practice and devoted himself to the cultivation 
and improvement of his estate. Sparrow's Point, a part of 
which is now known as Holly Grove; where he passed much 
of his life, preferring the quiet of nature to the gay and bust- 
ling scenes of a city. He m. in 1787, Rebecca Sprigg, who 
was b. at Strawberry Hill, Anne Arundel Co., the dau. of 


Richard Sprigg, of Cedar Park, West River, Md., and his wife, 
Margaret Caile, and had child., viz., George Hume,b. in 1790, 
d. 1867,— Margaret, b. 1795, d. 1832,— Sophia, b. 1796,— 
Richard Sprigg, b. 1797,— James, b. 1798, d. 1804,— Henry, 
b. 1799, d. 1804,— Henrietta, b. 1801, and Elizabeth Steuart, 
b. in 1802. 

Richard Sprigo, of Cedar Park, m. in 1766, Margaret 
Caile,dau. of John Caile an Englishman, and his wife, Rebecca 
Ennalls, and had child., viz., Sophia, b. 1766, d. 1812, — 
Rebecca, b. 1767, who m. 1787, Dr. James Steuart, and d. 
in 1806,— Elizabeth, b. 1770, who ra. 1795, Hugh Thompson, 
and d. 1813,— Henrietta, K. 1775, d. 1791, and Margaret 
Sprigg, b. 1790, and d. 1864. 

Sophia Sprigg, dau. of Richard and Margaret Caile Sprigg, 
m. 1785, Col. John Francis Mercer, of the Revolutionary 
Army. At the time of his marriage he was a member of 
Congress, from his native State, Virginia, and resided on his 
estate, " Marlboro,'' on the Potomac. There his children were 
born. His wife inherited Cedar Park about the year 1799, 
and he removed to Maryland. He was an intimate and trusted 
friend of Thomas Jefferson, and warmly espousing the political 
doctrines of that great Statesman; and possessing rare elo- 
quence, he, in a short time attained eminence, popularity and 
influence in Maryland, and was elected Grovernor of the State 
in 1801. He d. in 1821, in Philadelphia, and had child., viz., 
John, — a son who d. in 1810, at sea, 19 years of age, — and 
Margaret Mercer, a lady of unusual culture and refinement, 
who was widely known as the " Hannah More of America." 

Col. John Mercer, son of Gov. John Francis and Sophia 
Sprigg Mercer, m. Mary Swann, of Alexandria, Va., and had 
ten child., viz., John Francis, who d. aged 19 years, — Dr. 
Thomas S. Mercer, who m. Violetta Carroll, and had 2 sons, — 
Richard S. Mercer, who m. E. Cox, and had 6 child., — Monroe 
Mercer, who m. Ella Hopkins, and had 3 sons, — William, who 
m. Mary Chapman, and had several child., — George Douglas 
Mercer, — Wilson C. Mercer, — Jane Bird Mercer, who m. Peter 
McCall, of Phila., and had 4 child., — Sophy Mercer, who m. 

Strong, of La., and Mary Mercer, who m. Dr. Arthur 


General George Hume Steuart, son of Dr. James and 
Rebecca Sprigg Steuart, b. in Annapolis Ist Nov. 1790, acoom-* 
panied his father to Baltimore in 1794, was educated at 
Princeton College, read Law in the office of G«n. W. H. 
Winder, and practiced in the Courts of Baltimore and Anna* 

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polls during tlie greater portion of his life. He was twice 
elected to the Legislature of Maryland. When only 22 years 
of age he raised a company and marched it, as part of Col. 
Sterrett's 5th Regiment, to the field of the battle of Bladens- 
burg, and while gallantly resisting the advance of the enemy 
at North Point was wounded in the leg by a musket ball. He 
afterwards rose to the rank of Major General of the Volunteer 
Forces of the State of Maryland. In 1850-51 he visited 
Europe, and was treated with distinguished consideration by 
the highest nobility of England. 

When the late war broke out he went South, and remained 
there during the whole struggle; and, too aged to serve, spent 
most of his time with the army and was present in many bat- 
tles. At the conclusion of the war he went to Europe to 
reside, but returned in 1867, and died the same year at the 
residence of his son, Gen. George H. Steuart. He m. Ann 
Jane Edmondson (eldest dau. of Thomas Edmondson, who 
came from the North of England, and was a successful mer- 
chant in Baltimore), and had child., viz., George Hume, — 
Isaac Edmondson, — William James, who d. from wounds 
received in the battle of the Wilderness, 1864, while serving 
with gallantry in the Confederate Army, — Thomas Edmond- 
son d. 1865,— James Henry,— Charles David,— Mary Elizabeth 
d. 1861,— Ann Rebecca, d. 1865,— Margaret Sophia, d. 1860, 
and Henrietta Elizabeth Steuart, d. 1867. 

Gen. George Hume Steuart, son of (Jen. George Hume 
and Ann Jane Edmondson Steuart, entered the Military 
Academy at West Point in 1844, was graduated in 1848, and 
was for many years engaged in active and arduous service on 
the Indian frontier, in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. He was 
a Lieutenant in the 2d Regiment of Dragoons U. S. A., and 
subsequently a Captain in the Ist Regiment of Cavalry, U. S. A., 
and served with credit until, at the breaking out of the late Civil 
War, he resigned his commission, and, like many other sons 
of Maryland, went South, and was commissioned a Captain in 
the Confederate Army. In June 1861 the First Maryland 
Confederate Regiment was organized, at Harper's Ferry, with 
the following officers, viz., Col., Arnold Elzey, — Lieut. Col., 
George Hume Steuart, — Maj., Bradley T. Johnson, and acting 
Adjt., Frank X. Ward. He commanded the Regiment on the 
21st July 1861 at the first battle of Manassas, holding the 
right of the line and greatly distinguished himself. His zeal, 
ability and courage were recognized, and in the Spring of 
1862 he was commissioned a Brigadier General and assigned 


to the command of a Brigade in the immortal Corps of Stone- 
wall Jackson, and participated actively all through in the 
brilliant campaigns of the Valley of Virginia, and was con- 
spicuous in the battles at Winchester and Cross Keys. In the 
latter battle he was severely wounded. After his recovery he 
was assigned to the command of the Maryland Line, at Win- 
chester," and was the commandant of the post ; after which he 
was placed in command of a Brigade in the Division of Gen. 
Edward Johnson and le<l his men, with great gallantry, in 
the battles of the 2nd Winchester, Gettysburgh, Mine Run, 
Spottsylvania and the Wilderness. His last military service 
was performed in command of a Brigade in Picket's Division, 
and was surrendered at Appomattox, April 1865. 

Genl. George Hume Steuart ra. 14th Jan'y 1858, Maria 
Kinzie (dau. of Col. llobert A. Kinzie, U. S. A., a son of John 
Kinzie, famous as one of the first settlers of Chicago), and had 
two child., viz., Maria Hunter, and Ann Mary Steuart. 

Mrs. Maria Kinzie Steuart was the dau. of Col. Robert 
A. Kinzie, U. S. A., and his wife. Miss Whistler, a dau. of 
Genl. William Whistler, U. S. A. Col. Kobert A. Kinzie 
was a son of John Kinzie, who was the owner of the site, the 
first permanent settler and the founder of the City of Chicago. 

Margaret Steuart, dau. of Dr. James and Rebecca Sprigg 
Steuart, m. John H. IJ. Latrobe, a distinguished lawyer of 
Baltimore, and had a son, Henry B. Latrobe. Mr. Latrobe, 
ni. a 2nd time and had several child. One of his sons, Genl. 
Ferdinand C. liatrobc is the present (187C) worthy Mayor of 
the City of Baltimore. John H. B. Latrobe and Samuel 
M. Shoemaker were the United States Centennial Commis- 
sioners for Maryland. 

Sophia Steuart, dau. of Dr. James and Rebecca Sprigg 
Steuart, m. John C. Delprat, a Hollander, and had child., viz., 
Paul, — Fanny, — ^Henrietta, who m. her cousin, Steuart Thorn- 
dike, son of Augustus and Henrietta Steuart Thorndike, of 
Boston, — Margaret, who m. Robert Remscn, — Charles, — 
Richard, and James Steuart Delprat, who m. Miss MorrLs, of 
New York. 

Dr. Richard Sprigg Steuart, son of Dr. James and 
Rebecca Sprigg Steuart, was b. 1st Nov. 1797, in the City of 
Baltimore, and educated at St. Mary's College. At the age of 
17 years he was present at the battle of North Point, engaged 
in escorting supplies to his father and elder brother (Genl. 
George H. Steuart), while they were in the heat of action with 
the enemy. In 1816 he commenced the study of Law in the 

274 OLD KENT. 

office of Gcnl. Winder, where be continued until the year 1818, 
when, without the knowledge of his father, he began the study 
of Medicine with Dr. William Donaldson, and was graduated 
in the University of Maryland (School of Medicine) in March 
1822. With Dr. Donaldson he subsequently entered into 
partnership and finally, when the health of his beloved pre- 
ceptor, partner and friend failed, succeeded to his entire 
practice, and rose to the head of his profession in Baltimore. 
In 1838 he inherited a large landed estate and many slaves, 
and retired to the repose of plantation life to recuperate his 
health, which had become impaired. In 1849, with restored 
health, he returned to the practice of his profession. He again 
retired to the country in 1854, and remained there until 1862, 
with the exception of one or two Winters spent in the city. 
After the death of Dr. Fonerdcn, Medical Superintendent 
Kesident of the Manrland Hospital for the Insane, he assumed 
the position to which he had been, originally, elected in 1828, 
as Medical Superintendent of the Hospital and President of 
the Board, and removed to the residence attached to the insti- 

The necessity for larger and better accommodations for the 
Insane than the old Hospital, on Broadway, afforded, at length 
became so apparent that the Legislature, in 1852, was induced, 
after great effort, to take the initiative, and it appropriated 
five thousand dollars for the purchase of a site and created a 
Commission to build a new Hospital. The Commission, when 
organized, consisted of Dr. Richard Sprigg Steuart, — 
Gen. Benjamin C. Howard, — Col. Alexander B. Han- 
son,— Caiiil Humphries, and Dr. Washington Duvall. 
A beautiful site. Spring Grove, was immediately selected, con- 
taining about 136 acres, aud costing ?14,500.00. 

Dr. Steuart by his own exertions among his friends, by 
volunteer contributions, raised the sum of twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars and presented it to the State to pay for the 
site and to begin the work of construction. To his efforts is 
mainly due the erection of the present magnificent Hospital, 
which was twenty years in building, at a cost of $850,000.00. 
It will accommodate three hundral patients, and is equal to 
the best Institutions of the kind in this country. 

For twenty-six years Dr. Steuart served the Hospital with- 
out salary or compensation of any kind, and frequently, out of 
his own, then slender, means advanced the money which fed 
and supported the inmates, from day to day, and gave his 
individual obligations to defray the expense of necessary im- 

steuaht. 275 

provemonts, aniounting to thousands of dollai^s, trusting solely 
to the liberality of the State for repayment. He m. 27th 
Jan'y 1824, Maria l-iouisa, eldest dau. of the Chevalier De 
Bernabeu, Consul General of Spain, at Philadelphia, and had 
child., viz., Mary, — Elizabeth, — James A., — Louisa, — Emily. 
— Isabella, — John B., — William Donaldson, and Richard 
Sprigg Steuart. He d. in the City of Baltimore 13th July 
1876, and was buried in the family cemetery at Dodon, Anno 
Arundel County. 

Dr. James A. Steuart, the present (1876) Health Com- 
missioner of the City of Baltimore, son of Dr. Hichard Sprigg 
and Maria Louisa Ijcrnabeu Steuart, m. 25th of Feb'y 1851, 
Sarah Elizabeth Baxter, dau. of Arthur and Emily Mahool 
Baxter, and had child., viz., Louisa, — Emily, — Arthur, — 
Richard, d., and James Steuart. Emily Mahool Baxter was 
b. 23rd Aug. 1808, the dau. of Capt. Thomas Mahool and 
Elizabeth Burnside, who was the dau. of James Burnside, who 

came to America in 1795. His elder brother, Burnside, 

had previously m. and settled in one of the Western States. 
Arthur Baxter's lather was engaged in one of the rebellions in 
Ireland and fled to this country for safety. After the birth of 
her son, Arthur Baxter, his wife followed him to America. 
She was formerly a JMiss Nelson, from near Belfast, Ireland. 
His family was of consanguinity with the Rev. Richard Bax- 
ter, the author of " Jiaxtcr's Call," which is read and deeply 
prizcil by the devout wherever our noble language is read. 

John B. Steuart, son of Dr. Richard Sprigg and Maria 
Louisa Bernabeu Steuart, m. Mrs. Georgianna Gist Steuart, 
the widow of his d. brother Richard Steuart, and had child., 
viz., Sprigg, and Margaret Steuart. 

William Donaldson Steuart, son of Dr. Richard Sprigg 
and Maria I^ouisa Bernabeu Steuart, m. in 1859, Matilda 
Montell, dau. of Francis Montell, and had child., viz., Mary, — 
Frank, — Zaidce, — Annie, — William, — Ijouisa, — Fanny and 
Archibald Steuart. 

Henrietta Steuart, dau. of Dr. James and Rebecca 
Sprigg Steuart, m. Augustus Thorndike, of Boston, and had 
child., viz., Steuart, who m. his cousin, Henrietta Delprat, dau. 
of John H. and Sophia Steuart Delprat, of Boston, — Rebecca, 
who m. Lt. Marin, U. S. N., — Charles, who m. Mary Edgar, 
and Augusta Thorndike. 

Elizabeth Steuart, dau. of Dr. James and Rebecca 
Sprigg Steuart, m. George H. Calvert, son of George Calvert, 
of River's Dale, near Bladensburg, Md. 


27G OLD KENT. [Si'e. 98, i. 

Sec. 98, \u Charles Goldsborougii, of Horn's Point, 
Dorchester Co., who ra. Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of 
William and Margaret Lloyd Tilghman, of Groces, was 
descended from Nicholas Goldsborough. 

Nicholas Goldsborough, the Progenitor of the Golds- 
borough Family of Maryland, was b. 1640-1641, at Malcolm 
Regis, near Weymouth, in the County of Dorset, England, 
I j and m. 1659, Margaret Howes, the only dau. of Abraham 

Howes, son of William Howes, of Newbury, in the County of 
Berks, England. He had three child., viz., Robert Goldsbor- 
ough, b. Advent Sunday 1660, at Blandford, Dorset County, 
England, and d. Christmas Day 1746, — Nicholas Goldsbor- 
ough, who d. 1705, and Judith Goldsborough. The first- 
named Nicholas Goldsborough left England in 1669 and went 
to Barbadoes, thence to New England, and finally, early in 
1670, settled on Kent Island, where he d., and was buried on 
the plantation of Tobias Wells. His wife survived him, and 
m. 1672, George Robins, of Talbot County, and had a son, 
Thomas Robins, who m. twice. He married first, 3d Feb'y 
1696, Susannah Vaughan, and had a son, George Robins. His 
2d wife was Elizabeth Standley, and had child., viz., Thomas, 
b. 11th Oct. 1705,— William and John, twins, b. 22d Dec. 
1709, — Elizabeth, — Lambert and Standley Robins, who m. 
6th Jan'y 1742, Sarah Goldsborough. Thomas Robins d. 
29th Dec. 1721. 

RoBEHT GoLDSBOUouGir, of Asliby, Talbot County, Md., 
son of Nicholas and Margaret Howes Goldsborough, came 
to Maryland in 1678, and ni. 2d Sept. 1697, Elizabeth 
Greenbury, dau. of Col. Nicholas Greenbury and Ann, his 
wife, of Greenl)ury\s Point, near Annapolis. She was b. . 
23d Sept. 1678, in Anne Arundel Co., d. 2d March 1719. and 
had child., viz., Ann, b. 13th July 1698, d. 24th Feb'y 1708, 
—Elizabeth, b. 13th Feb'y 1700,'d. 17th Jan'y 1708,— Marv, 
b. 14th Dec. 1702, d. loth Jan'y 1742,— Robert, b. 17th 
Feb'y 1704, d. 30th April 1777,— Nicholas, twin brother of 
Robert, b. 17th Feb'y 1704, d. 14th Nov. 1757 —Charles, b. 
26th June 1707, d. 4th July 1767,— William, b. 6th July 
1709, d. in Sept. 1760,— John, b. 12th Oct. 1711, d. 18th 
Jan'y 1778,— Greenbury, b. 16th Nov. 1713, d. 2d Feb'y 
. 1716,— Howes, b. 14th Nov. 1715, d. 30th March 1746,— a 
2nd Greenbury, b. 15th Nov. 1717, d. 20th Nov. 1717, and a 
3rd Greenbury Goldsborough, b. 19th Nov. 1718, who d. three 
hours after birth. 


Sec. 98, M. Maky GoiiDsnououGii, dan. of Robert and 

Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. Mooney, and 

had child., viz., Mary, — Elizabeth, and Ann Kcsiah Mooney. 

Mary Mooney, dan. of Mary Goldsborough Mooney, m. 
16th June 1751, Thomas Sherwood, and had a son, Maj. Hugh 
Sherwood, who m. 10th Dee. 1795, Elizabeth Tilghman, dan. 
of Richard Tilghman. 

AnnKesiaii MooNEY,dan. of Mary Goldsborough Mooney, 
m. 8th Dec. 1763, Daniel Feddeman, and had child., viz., 
Mary, b. 29th June 1766,— Anno, b. 19th April 1768, and 
Daniel Feilderaan, b. 9th Jan'y 1770, d. 25th Feb'y 1832. 

Daniel Feddeman, son of Daniel and Ann Kesiah 
Mooney Feddeman, m. 16th March 1794, Rebecca Sherwood 
Wrightson, who d. 15th Oct. 1842, and had child., viz., Mary 
Mooney, b. 3d Feb'y 1795,— Ann Kesiah, b. 13th Feb'y 1797, 
—Richard, b. 8th May 1800,— Elizabeth, b. 8th Jan'y 1805,— 
Mary, b. 8th May 1807,— Jane Maynadier, b. 27th May 1809, 
—Emma, b. 18th Dec. 1811,— Philemon Henry, b. 3d Aug. 
1814,— Daniel Maynadier, b. 24th Jan'y 1817, who m. 27th 
April 1865, Alice Colbert, and Dorothy Feddeman, b. 4tli 
Feb'y 1819. 

Ann Kesiau Feddeman, dau. of Daniel and Rebecca 
Sherwood Wrightson Feddeman, m. 25th Nov. 1813, Phile- 
mon Williamson Hemsley, and had child., viz., Philemon 
Feddeman, b. 8th Sept. 1814, d. young, — Martha Ann, b. 23d 
Dec. 181 f), who m. Alexander Mackcy, — Philemon Feddeman, 
b. Ist Oct. 1817, who m. Mary Hambleton, and Richard 
Feddeman Hemsley, b. 19th July 1819, d. 17th April 1854. 

Philemon (Philip) Henry Feddeman, son of Daniel and 
Rebecca Wrightson Feddeman, m. 25th Nov. 1840, Anna 
Matilda Groome, dau. of Samuel and Deborah Morris Groome, 
and had one son, Morris Groome Feddeman. Samuel Groome 
was the son of Charles and Sarah Kennard Groome. Charles 
Groome, the Register of Chester Parish, Kent Co., Md., was 
the son of Samuel and Margaret Groome. The last named 
Samuel Groome was a Church Warder in St. Paul's Parish, 
Kent Co., Md., in the year 1726. 

Sec. 98, N. Robert Goldsborough, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. twice. He m. 5th 
Nov. 1739, Sarah Nicols, dau. of Rev. Henry Xicols, Rector 
of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot Co., and had one son, Robert 
Goldsborough, b. 8th Nov. 1740, d. 1798,— Mrs. Sarah Nicols 
Goldsborough d. Saturday, 15th Nov. 1740. He m. again 8th 
July 1742, Mrs. Mary Anu Turbutt Robins, widow of John 

278 OLD KENT. 


Robins, attorney-at-law, who d. in 1739, and the dau. of 
Foster and Bridget Turbutt. She d. 29th Aug. 1794. 

Robert Goldsborough and his 2nd wife had child., viz., 
Eh'zabetli, b. 29th Aj>ril 1745, d. 29th April 1748,— Howes, 
b. 4th Sept. 1747, d. 30th Jan^ 1797,— William, b. 17th 
March 1750, d. 23d Jan'y 1801, and Mary Ann Turbutt 
Goldsborough, b. 21st Oct. 1752, d. unni. 18th April 1811. 

Robert Goldsborough, of Myrtle Grove, son of Robert 
and his 1st wife, m. 22d Sept. 1768, Mary Emerson Trippe, 
youngest dau. of Henry Trippe, of Dorchester Co., and had 
child., viz., Robert, b. 21st March 1771, d. 1st April follow- 
ing,— Robert Henry, b. 9th Feb'y 1774, d. 18th Sept. 1777,— 
Elizabeth, b. 30th July 1776, d. 14th Aug. 1798, and a 2nd 
Robert Henry Goldsborough, b. 4th Jan'y 1779, d. 5th Oct. 

Eltzabetfi GoLDSBOROiTGij, dau. of Robert and Mary 
Emerson Trippe Goldsborough, m. 22d Sept. 1793, Governor 
Charles Goldsborough, and had child., viz., Elizal>eth Green- 
bury and Anna Maria Goldsborough. 

Hon. Robert Henry GoLDSBOROUCur, son of Robert and 
Mary Emerson Trippe Goldsborough, United States Senator 
from 21st May 1813 to 21st Dec. 1819, m. 16th Jan'y 1800, 
Henrietta Maria Nicols, dau. of Col. Robert Lloyd Nicols and 
his wife, Susannah Robins Chamberlaine Nicols, and had 
child., viz., Robert William, b. 18th Oct. 1800,— William, b. 
20th April 1802,— Charles Henry, b. 12th April 1804,— 
Susan Elizabeth, b. 4th Jan'y 1806, who m. Mr. Coolidge, of 
Boston, and d. 14th Jan'y 1838,— Mary Caroline, b. 11th 
Nov. 1808,— Henrietta Maria, b. 31st Jan'y 1811,— John 
McDowell, b. 4th Oct. 1813,— Mary McDowell,— Eliza, b. 
19th Sept. 1815, and George Robins Goldslwrough, b. 11th 
April 1821. 

Col. Robert Lloyd Nicols was the son of Jeremiah Nicols 
and Deborah Lloyd. Deborah Lloyd was the dau. of James 
Lloyd and Ann Grundy (see Lloyd). Susannah Robins 
Chamberlaine, when she m. in Aug. 1775, Col. Robert Lloyd 
Nicols, was the widow of Thomas Chamberlaine. She was 
the dau. of George Robins and Henrietta Maria Tilghman, 
who m. 22d April 1721. Henrietta Maria Tilghman was the 
dau. of Richard and Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman of the 
Hermitage (see Tilghman). 

Howes Goldsborough, sou of Robert and his 2nd wife, 
Mary Ann Turbutt Robins Goldsborough, m. ]6th Nov. 1773, 
Rebecca Goldsborough, dau. of Robert and Sarah Yerbury 


Goldsborough, and had child., viz., Sarah, b. 5th Oct. 1774, — 
Robert, b. 6th March 1776, d. 5th Dec. 1777,— Mary Ann, b. 
23d Feb'y 1778,— Charles, b. 4th June 1779, d. 13th Aug. 
1824,— Robert Yerbury, b. 24th Jan'y 1782,— Henry Tur- 
butt, b. 11th Dec. 1783, d. 2d Feb'y 1785,— William Henry, 
b. 6th May 1785, d. 14th Aug. 1842,— Ann, b. 11th May 
1787, who m. 30th May 1810, Charles Louis Pascault, of 
Baltimore, and d. 24th Dec. 1855, — Howes, b. 11th March 
1789, who m. Maria Ward,— Rebecca, b. 25th Nov. 1790, d. 
Sept. 1792,— Elizabeth, b. 8th Feb'y 1791, d. 19th Feb^ 
1791, and Henry Goldsborough, b. 16th Feb'y 1792, d. 1832. 

Sabah Goldsborough, dau. of Howes and Rebecca Golds- 
borough, m. 25th March 1802, Dr. Samuel Y. Keene, and had 

child., viz., John Henry, and Mary Ann Kcene, who m. 

Hollings worth. 

Mary Ann Goldsborough, dau. of Howes and Rebecca 
Goldsborough, m. 4th March 1804, Dr. Tristram Thomas, of 
Easton, Md., and had child., viz., Juliana, b. 20th Dec. 1804, 
and Robert T. Goldsborough Thomas, who m. in March 1831, 
Mary Isabella Willson, dau. of James and Mary Jacob Willson. 

Charles Goldsborough, son of Howes and Rebecca 
Goldsborough, m. 2nd Nov. 1802, Sarah Keene, b. 16th Dee. 
1789, d. 26th Nov. 1819, the dau. of Vachel Keene, who was 
a brother of the Rev. Samuel Keene, of Talbot, and had child., 
viz., Howes, — Eleanor, — Charles, b. 1st June 1807, — Samuel, 
and Sarah Goldsborough. 

Henry Goldsborough, son of Howes and Rebecca Golds- 
borough, m. 4 times, viz., Ist, 24th April 1817, Eliza Ann 
Thomas, of Queen Anne's, who d. 24th Aug. 1817,— 2dly, 
Susannah Shipplej, and had 2 sons and a dau., — Srdly, 18th 
May 1823, Anne Keene, who d. 9th June 1824,— and 4thly, 
15tli Nov. 1825, Margaret Tilghman, dau. of James Tilgh- 
man, son of James Tilghman, of Phila. Mrs. Margaret Tilgh- 
man Goldsborough survived her husband, m. 22d June 1817, 
John Goldsborough, son of John and Caroline Goldsborough, 
of Four Square. 

Sec. 98, O. Nicholas Goldsborougu, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, and twin brother of 
Robert, m. fth April 1746, Mrs. Jane Banning, widow of 
James Banning, and d. 14th Nov. 1756. Having no child, of 
his own, he adopted those of his wife, and in his Will, dated 
20th Oct. 1756, left to them his property. The names of his 
adopted children were Jeremiah, — Henry, and Anthony Ban- 

280 OLD KENT. ISec. 98, P. 

Sec. 98, P. Charles Goldsborough, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. twice. He ni. 18th 
July 1730, Elizabeth Ennalls, sister of Col. Joseph Ennalls, 
and had two child., viz., Elizabeth Greenbury, b. 4th July 
1731, who m. William Ennalls, son of the said Col. Joseph 
Ennalls,— and Robert Goldsborough, b. 3rd Dec. 1733, d. 20th 
Dec. 1788. He married again 2nd Aug. 1739, Elizabeth Dick- 
inson, a half-sister of John Dickinson, of Phila.,and had one 
son, Charles Goldsborough, b. 2nd April 1740. 

Hon. Robert Goldsborough, barrister, son of Charles 
and Elizabeth Ennalls Goldsborough, was a very distinguished 
gentleman. He was appointed a delegate to the Continental 
Congress by the several Conventions of Maryland, which 
were held in Annapolis, 22d of June 1774, 8th Dec. 1774, 
7th Dec. 1775, and 8th of May 1776. He was a member of 
the *' Council of Safety," and also of the Convention of the 
Province of Maryland, held at Annapolis, 14th Aug. 1776, to 
form a Constitution for the State of Maryland. He ra. 
in England, 27th March 1755,SarahYerbury,dau. of Richard 
Yerbury, of Bassing-Hall Street, London, who d. 20th Dec. 
1788, in Cambridge, and had child., viz., Charles, b. 19th 
Dec. 1755, d. 29th Dec. 1758,— Rebecca, b. 4th July 1757, d. 
26th June 1802 (who m. 16th Nov. 1773, Howes Goldsbo- 
rough), — Sarah, b. 11th Oct. 1758, who m. Henry Ennalls, of 
Dorchester Co., and d.21st April 1S21, sine prole, — Elizabeth, 
b. 3d June 1760, and d. 6th Nov. 1827,— Charles, b. 21st 
Nov. 1761, d. June 1801,— William, b. 5th Aug. 1762, d. 
22d May 1826,— John, b. 19th Dec. 1763, d. 10th May 1767, 
—Robert, b. 1766, and drowned in 1791,— Richard, b. 13th 
Aug. 1768,— Rachel, b. 10th Dec. 1769, who m. Horatio 
Ridout, of Anne Arundel Co., and left a son, John Ridout, — 
John, b. 28th Oct. 1772, d. Oct. 1788, and Howes Goldsbo- 
rough, b. 18th Feb'y 1775, who m. Mary Rodgers. 

Elizabeth Goldsborough, dau. of Hon. Robert and 
Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Dr. James Sykes, of Dela- 
ware, and had child., viz., James, b. in 1794, — William, b. 
1798,— Alfred, b. 1801, and Anna Matilda Sykes, b. 1805, d. 

Charles Goldsborough, of Horn's Point, son of Hon. 
Robert and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. thrice. His Ist 
wife was Williamina Smith, dau. of Dr. William Smith, of 
Phila., and had child., viz., Robert, b. 1785, d. 1817,— 
William, b. 1787, d. 1812, and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, 
b. 1789, who m. Gov. Charles Goldsborough. His 2nd wife 


was Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborougb, dau. of John and 
Caroline Goldsborough, who d. 7th April 1797. His 3rd wife 
was Mrs. Anna McKeel Stevens, and had a son, Charles 
Goldsborough, of Lewistown, Delaware. She survived him, 
and m. Dr. Alward White, of Cambridge, Md., and had child., 
viz., John and Dr. Alward McKeel White. 

Kev. William Smith, D. D., was the last Principal of the 
celebrated Free School at Chestertown. He was afterwards 
the first Principal of Washington College, near Chestertown, 
and subsequently Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Washington College, the corner-stone of which was laid 
15th of May 1783, had the honor, during the administration 
of Dr. Smith, of conferring the degree of L.L. D. upon 
George Washington, who, it is recorded, upon one of his visits 
to Chestertown, " by invitation, took the chair and presided at 
a meeting of the Visitors and Governors of the College.^' 

Robert Goldsborough, son of Charles and Williamina 
Smith Goldsborough, m. Mary Nixon, of Dover, Delaware. 
She survived him and m. Gardiner Bailey, of Cambridge. 

William Goldsborougu, son of Hon. Robert and Sarah 
Yerbury Goldsborough, m. 8th Nov. 1792, Sarah Worthing- 
ton, dau. of Nicholas Worthington, of Anne Arundel, and in 
1795 removed to Frederick Co. and purchased an estate called 
"Richfield." Several years before his death he resided in 
Frederick City, and d. 26th May 1826, in the 63rd year of his 
age. He had child., viz., William, b. 1793, d. 1813,— Nich- 
olas Worthington, b. 1795, — Dr. Edward Yerbury, b. 5th Dec. 
1797, d. 14th Nov. 1850,— Dr. Charles Henry, b. 14th Feb'y 
1800, d. 17th Aug. 1862,— Dr. Leander W., b. 21st May 1804, 
and Catharine Goldsborough, b. 25th of March 1807, who m. 
15th Nov. 1827, Thomas Duckett, of Prince George's, and had 
child., viz., Richard, and Allen Bowie Duckett. 

Dr. Edward Yerbury Goldsborougu, son of William 
and Sarah Worthington Goldsborough, m. 21st Nov. 1826, 
Margaret Schley, dau. of John and Mary Schley, and had 
child., viz., Mary Catharine, — William, b. 29th Nov. 1830, 
d. 14th May 1853,— Eliza Margaret, b. 25th Feb'y 1833, d. 
25th Aug. 1834, — John, — Edward, b. 28th Feb'y 1833, d. 
18th March 1839, — Edward Yerbury, — Robert Henry, and 
a 2nd Eliza Margaret Goldsborough, b. 10th April 1845, d. 
15th Aug. 1845. Mrs. Margaret Schley Goldsborough d. 28th 
Dec. 1876, in the 73rd year of her age. 

Dr. John Goldsborough, son of Dr. Edward Yerbury 
and Margaret Schley Goldsborough, m. 8th Dec. 1863, Juli- 

282 OLD KENT. 

anna Strider, and had child., viz., John Schley and Edward 
Yerbury, tmns, and Juh'anna Goldsborougli. 

Edward Yerbury Goldsborougii, U. S. Marshal (1876) 
in Baltimore, son of Dr. Edward Yerbury and Margaret Schley 
Goldsborough, m. 10th June 1874, Amy Ralston Auld (a 
grand-niece of Hon. Salmon P. Chase, lato U. S. Chief Jus- 
tice), dau. of Robert and Jane Chase Auld, of Ohio. 

Dr. Charles Henry Goldsborough, son of William and 
Sarah Worthington Goldsborough, m. 24th of Nov. 1836, 
Amelia Poe, and had child., viz., Catharine Duckett, who m. 
27th Dec. 1866, Professor Alfred M. Mayer, the distinguished 
Chemist, and d. 2nd May 1868, — Charles Worthington, — 
Sarah Worthington, b. 6th April 1846, d. 10th Dec. 1868,— 
Josephine (who m. 17th Jan'y 1871, Lewis Trail, and d. 17th 
Nov. 1871), and Amelia Goldsborough. 

Dr. Charles Worthington Goldsborough, son of Dr. 
Charles Henry and Amelia Poe Goldsborough, m. 9th Nov. 
1866, Henrietta Bedinger Lee, dau. of Edmond J. Lee, of Va., 
and had child., viz., Charles, — Edmond Lee, — Catharine 
Duckett, — Edward Gray, and Ncilson Poe Goldsborough. 

Dr. Leander W. Goldsborough, son of William and Sarah 
Worthington Goldsborough, m. 1830, Sarah Duncan, and had 
child., viz., Maj. William (C. S. A.), — Dr. Charles, — Leander, 
— Lewis, — Eugene, and Alice Goldsborough. 

Catharine Goldsborough, dau. of William and Sarah 
Worthington Goldsborough, m. 15th Nov. 1827, Thomas 
Duckett, of Prince George's Co., Md., and had child., viz., 

Sarah, — Richard, who m. , and Allen Bowie 


Dr. Richard Goldshorough, sou of Hon. Robert and 
Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Achsjih Worthington, and 
had child., viz., Catharine, b. in 1794 (who m. James B. Pat- 
terson, and afterwards Sykes R. Robinson, of Winchester, Va.), 
—Richard Yerbury, b. 1796,— Robert, b. 1797, d. 1809,— 
Sarah, b. 1799, who m. Ephraim Gaither, of Montgomery Co., 
— Nicholas, b. 1800, who m. Jane Edelin, — Brice John, b. 
1803 (who m. Leah Goldsborough, dau. of James Goldsborough, 
and had 2 sons, Richard and Worthington), — Elizabeth, b. 
1805,— Charles and William, iwiiis, b. 1808, and Matilda 

Charles Goldsborough, of Horn's Point, son of Charles 
and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Dickinson Goldsborough, m. 
Anna Maria Tilghman, dau. of William and Margaret Lloyd 
Tilghman, of Groces, and had child., viz., Charles b. 15th 


July 17Go, and William Tilghman Goldsborougli, b. Dec. 
1766, d. 1787, sine prole. 

Hon. Charles Goldsijorough (b. IStli July 1765, d. 13th 
Dec. 1834), of Hunting Creek, son of Charlas and Anna Maria 
Tilghman Goldsborough, was Governor of Maryland in 1818, 
m. twice. He m. first, 22d of Sept. 1793, Elizabeth Golds- 
borough, dau. of Judge Robert Goldsborough, of Myrtle 
Grove, Talbot County, Md., and had child., viz., Elizabeth 
Greenbury, b. 20th Aug. 1794, and Anna Maria Sarah Golds- 
borough, b. 15th Nov. 1796 (who m. 10th Jan'y 1814, William 
Henry Fitzhugh, of Va). He m. a 2nd time, 22d of May 

1804, Sarah Ycrbury Goldsborough, dau. of Charles Golds- 
borough, of Horn's Toint, the eldest son of Charles Goldsbo- 
rough, of Cambridge. 

Gov. Charles Goldsborough and his 2nd wife, Sarah Yerbury 
Goldsborough, had child., viz., Charles Yerbury, b. Feb'y 

1805, d. in 1807,— John McDowell, b. 22d Aug. 1806, d. 
24th Aug. 1807,— William Tilghman, b. 5th of March 1808, 
d. 23d of Jan'y 1876,— George Washington, b. 20th Jan'y 

1810, d. 27th Sept. 1812,— Charles McDowell, b. 27th Oct. 

1811, d. 24th May 1815,— Williamina Efizabeth Cadwalader, 
b. 30th of March 1813, d. 9th of Feb'y 1865,— Robert Henry, 
b. 31st Dec. 1814, d. 9th Sept. 1819,— Mary Tilghman,— 
William Henry Fitzhugh, b. 15th of Aug. 1818, d. 9th of 
Oct. 1819,— Caroline,— Kobert Fitzhugh, b. 28th of Aug. 
1822, d. 20th Sept. 1824,— Sarah Yerbury, b. 31st Aug. 1824, 
d. 26th July 1825, — Richard Tilghman, — Henrietta Maria, 
b. 29th of Aug. 1828, d., and Charles Fitzhugh Goldsborough. 

Elizabeth Greenburv Goldsborough, dau. of Gov'r. 
Charles and his 1st wife, m. 30th of Oct. 1828, Hon. John 
Leeds Kerr, of Easton, Md. She d. in Baltimore in 1870, at 
the advanced age of 80 years. He d. in Feb'y 1844. They 
had child., viz., Elizabeth Goldsl)orough, — Charles Goldsbo' 
rough, and Edward Leeds Kerr. 

Hon. Charles Goldsborough Kerr, of Baltimore, son 
of Hon. John Leeds and Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough 
Kerr, with whom the writer was a fellow student at Dane 
Hall, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1853, ra. 
25th of April 1867, Ella Johnson, dau. of Hon. Reverdy 
Johnson, the eminent lawyer and distinguished Statesman and 
Diplomatist, and had child., viz., Mary Bowie Kerr, — Ella 
Johnson Kerr, and Charles Goldsborough Kerr. 

Hon. Reverdy Johnson, of Baltimore, b. at Annapolis 
21st of May 1796, was the son of Chancellor John Johnson. 

284 OLD KENT. 

His first public position was Deputy of the Attorney General 
in Prince George's Co., Md. In Nov. 1817, he removed to 
Baltimore. In 1821 he was elected to the Senate of Mary- 
land, and, serving with distinction and ability, was reelected. 
In 1845 he was sent to the United States Senate, but resigned 
in 1849 to accept the position of Attorney General, tendered 
him by President Taylor. In the Winter of 1860-61 he was 
a member of the Peace Convention. In 1861 he again was in 
the State Senate, from Baltimore County; and in the Winter 
of 1862-63 was elected a second time to the Senate of the 
United States. In 1868 he was appointed Minister to the 
Court of St. James, and was so warmly received and enter- 
tained by the English people of all ranks and conditions that 
Lord Clarendon, writing to a friend in America, said that 
" Mr. Johnson was the only Diplomatic Ilepresentative that 
had ever brought out the true friendly feeling of the British 
people for those of the United States.'^ 

Hon. Reverdy Johnson died suddenly, 10th of Feb'y 1876, 
from the effects of an accidental fall, received while walking, 
in the dusk of evening, in the grounds of the Executive Man- 
sion at Annapolis. 

The sad event was communicated to the Legislature of 
Maryland, then in session, by the Governor, with the follow- 
ing special message : 

State of Maryland, Executivk Department, 1 
Annapolis, Md., Feb'y 11. j 

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Delegates : 

The melancholy duty devolves on me of informing you, by 
an official communication, of the death of the Hon, Reverdy 
Johnson. This sad event occurred last evening at the Execu- 
tive Mansion from an unaccountable and unwitnessed accident. 
The di.^tinguished abilities of Mr. Johnson as a jurist and 
statesman have long made him the pride of his native State. 
And on this most sad occasion the General Assembly of 
Maryland may deem it proper to pay to his memory that 
tribute of respect to which his faithful services to his State 
and his country so justly entitle him. 

John Lee Carroll. 

Hon. John Leeds Kerr, father of Hon. Charles Goldsbo- 
rough Kerr, was the son of David Kerr, who came from 
Scotland, while yet a young man, and settled first in Falmouth, 


Va., on the Kappabannock River. From thence he came to 
Maryland and m. in Annapolis, Mrs. Hammond, who soon d., 
leaving no child. He subsequently settled in Talbot County, 
Md,, and m. Rachel Leeds Bozman, a sister of John Leeds 
Bozman, the Historian of Maryland, and had several child., 
one of whom was the Hon. John Leeds Kerr. David Kerr 
held many prominent positions and was a member of the 
Maryland Legislature in 1793. 

Hon. John Leeds Kerr represented his county in the 
House of Delegates and Senate of Maryland, was three times 
in the House of Representatives, and a member of the United 
States Senate from the 5th of Jan'y 1841, to the 4th of March 
1843.' His 1st wife (8th April 1801) was Sarah Hollyday 
Chamberlaine, dau. of Samuel and Henrietta Maria Hollyday 
Chamberlaine, of Talbot, and had child., John Bozman, — 
Rev. Samuel C, — David, — Sophia, who m. Mr. Leigh, — 
Henrietta Maria, who m. General Tench Tilghman, and 
Rachel Ann Kerr, who m. William H. Done. His 2nd wife 
was Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough. 

Hon. William Tilghman Goldshorougii (I). 5th March 
1808, d. 23rd Jair'y 1876), of Horn's Point, Dorchester Co., 
son of Gov. Charles and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. 
26th of Oct. 1837, Mary Ellen Lloyd, dau. of Col. Edward 
Lloyd, of Wye House, Talbot, and Sarah Scott Murray Lloyd, 
and had child., viz., Charles, — William Tilghman, — Edward 
Lloyd, b. 15th Dec. 1843, d. 29th March 1861,— Ellen Lloyd, 
— Fitzhugh,-*-Nannic Lloyd, — Sally Murray, b. 27th JanV 
1855, d. 6th Dec. 1856,— Richard Tilghman,— Alice Lloyd, 
and Mary Lee Goldsborough. 

Hon. William Tilghman Goldsborough, d. at his late 
residence, No. 130 Cathedral street, Baltimore, Sunday, 23d 
Jan'y 1876, and was buried (11 o'clock, 26th of Jan'y 1876) 
in Greenmount Cemetery. 

He was physically a splendid specimen of a man, 6 feet 4 
inches in height, and in other respects a superb type of the 
gentry of the Eastern Shore of Maryland of the olden time. 
He early distinguished himself in the Senate of Maryland. 
In 1847 he was the candidate of the Whig party for Governor, 
but was defeated, by a small majority, by Hon. Philip Francis 
Thomas. In 1850 he was again elected to the State Senate. 
In 1860-61 he was a member of the Peace Convention which 
met in Washington. In 1867 he represented his county in 
the Constitutional Convention of Maryland. As a Director 

286 OLD KENT. IScc. 98, Q. 

of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co. ho was identified with 
the great public works of the State. 

Charles Goldsborougii, son of Hon. William Tilghman 
and Mary Ellen Lloyd Goldsborongh, m. 7th of Nov. 1865, 
Mary C. Gait, of Va., and had child., viz., Mary C, — Ellen 
Lloyd, — Charle?,— William Fitzhugh, and Robert Gait Golds- 


dan. of Gov. Charles and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. 
June 1837, \yilliam Laird, and had child., viz., Winder, b. 
in Oct. 1838, who d. a soldier in the Confederate Army, — 
William Henry, who m. Miss Packard, — Martha, who m. 
Washington Elwell Goldsborough, and Philip Laird. 

Mary Tilghman Goldsborough, dau. of Gov. Charles 
and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. William Goldsborough, 
of Myrtle Grove, and had child., viz., Susan, — Robert, — 
William, — Charles, and Mary Goldsborough. 

Caroline Goldsborough, dau. of Gov. Charles and Sarah 
Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Philip Pendleton Dandridge, of 
Virginia, and had child., viz., Mary Lee, — Nannie, — Lilly, — 
Philip, — Charles, — William, and Caroline Dandridge. 

Henrietta Maria Goldsborough, dau. of Gov. Charles 
and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Daniel Henry, of Dor- 
chester County. 

Richard Tilghman Goldsborough, son of Gov. Charles 
and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Mary Henry, sister of 
Daniel Henry. , 

Charles Fitzhugh Goldsborough, son of Gov. Charles 
and Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough, m. Charlotte Henry, sister 
of Daniel Henry, and had child., viz., Charlotte, — Charles, — 
Daniel, and Sterling Goldsborough. 

Sec. 98, Q. William Goldsborough, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. 1734, Elizabeth Robins, 
dau. of Thomas Robins, who d. 29th Dec. 1721, the son of 
George Robins, who d. 12th May 1677. 

[The last named George Robins came to America and settled 
in Talbot Co., Md., in 1670, upon a tract of one thousand 
acres of land originally patented to Job Nutt, called "Job's 
Content,'^ adjacent to Capt. Miles Cook's patent for ** Cook's 
Hope.'' This homestead was subsequently called " Peach- 
Blossom," because of the number of peach and other trees 
planted there by George Robins, son of Thomas, who being 
sent to England, for commercial training, formed a life-long 
friendship with Peter Collison, then, world-renowned as a 


naturalist and botanist. Many fruits and flowers were here 
first introduced into America, having been sent by Collison, 
who procured them from Persia and the East. The peach 
tree was cultivated in Kent County, Md., as early as 1650 
— see page 20.] 

William and Elizabeth Robins Goldsborough had child., 
viz., Greenbury, — Henrietta Maria, — William, and Elizabeth 
Goldsborough, b. 28th July 1743. William Goldsborough m, 
again 2nd Sept. 1747, Mrs. Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins, 
widow of George Robins, who d. 6th Dec. 1742. She was b. 
18th Aug. 1707, the dau. of Richard Tilghman, 2d of the 
Hermitage, d. 7th Nov. 1771, — William Goldsborough, d. 

Sec. 98, R. John Goldsbouougii, of Four Square, Talbot, 
son of Robert and Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. 31st 
Oct. 1733, Ann Turbutt, b. 29th April 1715, dau. of Foster -*x 
Turbutt and Bridget, his wife. Foster Turbutt, for many - ' 

years Clerk of Talbot Co., b. 13th Nov. 1679, was the son of 
Michael Turbutt and Sarah, his wife. Michael Turbutt was 
one of the Justices of Talbot in 1688, and d. in 1696. Foster 
Turbutt d. 21st Feb'y 1720. Bridget Turbutt d. 18th Oct. 

John and Ann Turbutt Goldsborough had child., viz., 
Elizabeth, b. 22d Jan'y 1735,— Robert, b. 7th Feb'y 1736, d. 
2d Jan'y 1770,— John, b. 26th March 1740, d. 18th Nov. 
1803,— Greenbury, b. 22d April 1742, d. 19th Feb'y 1829,— 
Charles, b. 16th June 1744, m. Ann Tilghman, dau. of Edward 
Tilghman, and was accidentally killed by a gun in 1774, — 
Anne, b. 2d Jan'y 1751, m. Vincent Loockerman, of Dover, 
Delaware, and d. 15th May 1781, leaving a dau., Susan Hall 
Loockerman, who m. Mr. Stoops, — Henrietta Maria, b. 6th 
Dec. 1752,— Mary, b. 19th Oct. 1755, d. 20th March 1796, 
and Capt. William Goldsborough, of the Revolutionary Army, 
who was b. 2d June 1759, and d. 22d Dec. 1794, sine prole. 
Mrs. Ann Turbuit Goldsborough d. 11th Nov. 1766, aged 
51 years. 

John Goldsborough m. 2udly Mrs. Mary Skinner Loocker- 
man, widow of John, son of Jacob Loockerman, who d. in 1732, 
and had 2 child., viz., Anna, who m. Arthur Emory, of Queen 
Anne's Co., and left a dau., Mary Emory, who m. Perry Wil- 
mer, — and Robert Goldsborough. 

Elizabeth Goldsborough, dau. of John and Ann Turbutt 
Goldsborough, m. 3 times. Her 1st husband was John Camp- 
bell, and had child., viz., Ann, d. young, and Margaret Camp- 

288 OLD KENT. 

bell. Her 2nd husband was Benton Staunton, of Caroline Co. 
Her 3rd husband was Richard Kennard, who d. 1796. She 
d. 20th March 1796. 

Margaret Campbell, dau. of John and Elizabeth Golds- 
borough Campbell, m. Hon. John Henry,Governor of Maryland 
in 1797, and d. 1789, leaving two sons, John Campbell Henry, 
who m. Miss Steele, — and Francis Jenkins Henry. 

John Goldsborough, of Four Square, son of John and 
Ann Turbutt Goldsborough, m. 26th Oct. 1762, Caroline 
Goldsborough, dau. of Howes and Rosannah Piper Golds- 
borough, and had child., viz., John, b. 2d May 1767, d. 12th 
Aug. 1840,— Howes, b. 20th Nov. 1771, d. 20th Oct. 1804,— 
Robert, b. 5th April 1775, who m. Sarah Potter, of Phila., 
and d. 16th April 1811,— Elizabeth Greenbury, b. 5th April 
1775, who m. Charles, son of Hon. Robert and Sarah Yerbury 
Goldsborough, and d. 7th April 1797, — Charles Washington, 
b. 18th April 1777, d. 14th Dec. 1843,— Horatio, b. 26th 
Dec. 1778, d. 16th Dec. 1812, and Matthew and Samuel Golds- 
borough, twins, b. 1st June 1784, d. in infancy. John Golds- 
borough was Deputy Commissary of Dorchester County under 
the Provincial Government, and after the Revolution, was for 
many years Register of Wills. 

John Goldsborough, son of John and Caroline Goldsbo- 
rough, of Four Square, m. 24th Jan'y 1797, Anna Maria 
Chamberlaine, and had child., viz., John, b. 179?, — Henrietta 
Maria, b. 16th Oct. 1798, d. 13th Oct. 1799,— John Chamber- 
laine, b. 22nd Sept. 1800,— a 2nd Henrietta Maria, b. 2nd 
Nov. 1805, d. 17th Aug. 1826,— Samuel Chamberlaine, b. 1807, 
d. 27th Sept. 1828,— Elizabeth Greenbury, b. 1st Jan'y 1803, 
d. 1st Dec. I860,— Robert Lloyd, b. 26th Aug. 1810,— James 
Kemp, b. 14th Feb*y 1813, drowned in Treadavon Creek, and 
buried 21st April 1864, — Marion Caroline, b. 31st Jan'y 1815, 
and Henry Hollyday Goldsborough, b. 22d June 1817. He 
m. 2ndly, 28th Nov. 1837, Mrs. Margaret Goldsborough, the 
widow and 4th wife of Henry, son of Howes and Rebecca 

Samuel Chamberlaine, who m. 15th Jan'y 1772, Henrietta 
Maria Hollyday, the father of Anna Maria Chamberlaine, 
above mentioned, was b. 23d Aug. 1742, the son of Samuel 
Chamberlaine, of Plain Dealing, Talbot Co., who was b. 17th 
May 1697, settled at Oxford, Talbot, 1714, and was the 
son of Thomas Chamberlaine, b. 1658, and his 1st wife, Ann 
Penketh, who had five child., viz., Thomas, — John, — Samuel, 
— Mary, and Esther Chamberlaine. 


Samuel Ciiamberijvine, of Plain Dealing, m. twice. His 
first wife, Mary Ungle, dau. of Robert Ungle, who d. sine 
proUy and he m. 22d Jan'y 1729, Henrietta Maria Lloyd, dau. 
of Col. James Lloyd and Ann Grundy, dau. of Robert 
Grundy. He d. 30th April 1773, and his wife d. 29th March 
1748. They had child., viz., Thomas Chambcrlaine, b. 25th 
May 1731, who m. 1st Oct. 1761, Susannah Robins, dau. of 
George Robins and Henrietta Maria Tilghnian, — James Lloyd 
Chambcrlaine, b. 11th Oct. 1732, who ni. 16th April 1757, 
Henrietta Maria Robins, a sister of his brother Thomas' 
wife, — Ann Chambcrlaine, b. 23d Oct. 1734, who m. Richard 
Tilghman Earlo, of Queen Anne's, — Henrietta Maria Cham- 
bcrlaine, b. 21st March 1736, d. 17th May 1737,— a 2nd 
Henrietta Maria, b. 28th Oct. 1739, who m. 21st May 1760, 
William Nicols,— Samuel Chambcrlaine, b. 23d Aug. 1742, 
and Robert Lloyd Chambcrlaine, b. 14th Sept. 1745, d. 27th 
July 1756. 

SA3IUEL CiiAMBERLAiNE, SOU of Saiuucl and Henrietta 
Maria Lloyd Chambcrlaine, m. 15th Jan'y 1772, Henrietta 
Maria Hollyday, dau. of Henry and Anna Maria Robins 
Hollyday, and had child., viz., Anna Maria, who m. 24th 
Jan'y 1797, John Goldsborough, of Easton, — Lloyd, — May, 
— Sarah Hollyday, who m. Hon. John Ixjcils Kerr, on the 
8th April 1801, — Harriet Rebecca, who m. Hon. Ijcvin Gale, 
of Cecil Co., — Samuel, — James Lloyd, of " Uondlield," who 
m. Anna Maria Hammond, dau. of Nicholas Hammond, a 
distinguished lawyer of Talbot Co., and his wife, Rebecca 
Hollyday, dau. of Henry and Anna Maria Robins Hollyday, 
and Henry Chambcrlaine, of ** Richmond Hill," who m. 
Henrietta Gale, dau. of Hon. George Gale, who was a member 
of the 1st Congress held under the Constitution of the United 
States. Mr. Henry Chambcrlaine, a truly Christian gentle- 
man, departed this life, on the 30th Dec. 30th 1863, while on 
a visit to his nephew, James Lloyd Chambcrlaine, of Island 
Creek Neck, in Talbot, respected and lamented by all who 
knew him. 

John Ciiamberlaine Goldsborough, son of John and 
Anna Maria Chambcrlaine Goldsborough, m. 3d April 1827, 
Eliza Bishop Emory, dau. of Charles and Francis Bishop 
Emory. Francis Bishop Emory was the dau. of William 
Bishop, of Grecnbury's Point Farm, near Annapolis. They 
had child., viz., John, — Charles Emory, — Henrietta Maria, b. 
7th March 1833, d. 11th April 1847,— Henry Chambcrlaine, 


290 OLD KENT. 

—Samuel Chamberlaine, b. 15th June 1839, d. 2d July 1844, 
and Francis Emory Goldsborough, b. 5th July 1843. 

Robert Lloyd Goldsborougu, son of John and Anna 
Maria Chamberlaine Goldsborough, m. Oct. 1836, Fanny 
Miller, dau. of Alexander Miller, of Phila., and had child., 
viz., Alexander Miller, — John, — Alfred, — William Miller, 
and Henry Chamberlaine Goldsborough. 

Marion Caroline Goldsborough, dau. of John and 
Anna Maria Chamberlaine Goldsborough, m. 6th June 1837, 
Dr. Alward McKeel White (son of Alvvard White and Mrs. 
Anna McKeel Goldsborough White, who was the widow and 
3rd wife of Charles Goldsborough, of Horn's Point, whose 
maiden name was Anna McKeel, and whose 1st husband was 
John Stevens, and was the 2nd wife of Dr. Alward McKeel 

White ; his 1st wife was Warfield, dau. of Rev. Mr. 

I^t Warfield, of Easton), and had child., viz., Anna Maria, 
b. 3lst March 1838, d. 29th Sept. 1839,— Henrietta Maria, 
who m. Henry Chamberlaine, — Sally, — John Goldsborough, 
— Alward, — Anna Maria, — Fanny, and Charles White. 

Hon. Henry Hollyday Goldsborough, son of John 
and Anna Maria Chamberlaine Goldsborough, has been a' 
prominent politician. In 1841 and 1845 he was the defeated 
Whig candidate for the Ijcgislature. In 1852 he was defeated 
as one of the Electoral Ticket for Scott and Graham. In 1 855 
he was the Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Public 
Works, and was defeated. In 1856 he was elected one of the 
Democratic Electors for Buchanan and Brcckenridge. In 1857 
he was elected, by the Democrats, to the House of Delegates 
of Md., and, in 1859, by the same party, to the Senate of 
Md., and in 1861 was made President of that honorable body. 
In 1862 he was Commandant of the Military Post near 
Easton, Md., with the rank of Brigadier General, and had 
command of the militia of the Eastern Shore of Md., called 
into the service of the United States. In 1863 he was 
Comptroller of the Treasury of Md. In 1864 he was Presi- 
dent of the Convention which formed a Constitution for the 
State, and was elected Elector at Large for Lincoln and John- 
son ; and, in the same year, was made Judge {vice Judge 
Carmichael, forcibly and brutally removed by the military), 
of the 11th Judicial Circuit, composed of the Counties of 
Talbot and Caroline, and served three years. In 1867 he was 
the defeated candidate, of the Union Party, for Attorney 
General ; and, in 1868, was a defeated Elector for Grant and 
Colfax. In 1874 he was appointed U. S. Appraiser of 


Merchandise, at and for the Port of Baltimore, wliich position 
he now (1876) holds. 

He in. 25th Jan'y 1853, Anna Maria Kennard, dau. of 
Samuel Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas Kennard (Elizabeth 
Thomas Kennard was the dau. of William Dawson Thomas), 
and had child., viz., Henry HoUyday, b. 8th Nov. 1853, d. 
20th July 1854,— Samuel Kennard, b. 31st Oct. 1855, d. 30th 
July 1856, — Louis Piper, — Anna Maria, — Elizabeth Ken- 
nard, — Mary Hammond, — Charles Carroll, and John Whit- 
tingham Goldsborough, b. 15th July 1868, d. 31st July 1868. 
His 1st wife d. 31st July 1868, and he m. a 2nd time, 1st 
June 1871, Kate Haly Caldwell, of Lynn, Massachusetts, dau. 
of Daniel and Mary liord Caldwell, (Mary Lord Caldwell 
was the dau. of Capt. John liord and his wife, Lucy Perkins, of 
Ipswich, Mass.), and had child., viz., Kate, — Henry Caldwell, 
b. 3d Aug. 1873, d. 30th Aug. 1874, and Anita Goldsborough. 

Howes Goldsborough, son of John and Caroline Golds- 
borough, m. Mary McCallmont, of New Castle, Delaware, 
who was b. 1774, and d. 14th March 1821, and had child., 
viz., Francis McCallmont, d., — Robert, d., — Ann Caroline 
(who m. May 1823, Dr. Nicholas Hammond, son of Nicholas 
and Rebecca Hammond, d. leaving child., viz., Nicholas, — 
Charles, — James, and Mary G. Hammond), and Charles 
Howes Goldsborough. 

Charles Washington Goldsborough, son of John and 
Caroline Goldsborough, m. 28th Aug. 1802, Catharine Roberts, 
of Phila., and had child., viz., Caroline, b. 9th Jan'y 1804, — 
Louis Malesherbes, b. 18th Feb'y 1805, — Charles Henry, b. 
22d Dec. 1806,— John Roberts, b. 2d July 1809, who m, 
Mary Pennington, of Phila., and Hugh Allen Goldsborough, 
b. 17th Aug. 1813, who m. Mrs. Ellen K. Leslie. 

Caroline Goldsborough, dau. of Charles Washington 
and Catharine Roberts Goldsborough, m. 6th Oct. 1825, John 
Lane Gardner, U. S. A., and had child., viz., Elizabeth Green- 
bury, — Caroline Goldsborough, — Catharine Francis, — and 
Henry W. Gardner. 

Admiral Malesherheh Goldsborough, U. S. N., son of 
Charles Washington and Catharine Roberts Goldsborough, 
ra. 1st Nov. 1831, Elizabeth G. Wirt, dau. of Hon. William 
and Elizabeth Wirt, and had child., viz., William Wirt, — 
Louis Malesherbes, and Elizabeth Wirt Goldsborough. 

Henrietta Maria Goldsborough, dau. of John and 
Ann Turbutt Goldsborough, m, Philip Francis, son of Tench 
Francis (Clerk of Talbot County from 1726 to 1734) and 

292 OLD KENT. 

Elizabeth Turbutt, and had child., viz., John Francis, who 
was lost at sea, and Maria Francis. 

Foster Turbutt and, Bridget, his wife had child., viz , Mary, 
b. 15th JanV 1703,— Sarah, b. 2nd Dec. 1706, who ni. 2otli 
Jan'y, Nicholas Goldsborough, — Elizabeth, b. 17th March 
1708, who m. 29th Dec. 1724, Tench Francis,— Mary Anne, 
b. 13th July 1711, who m. 9th Feb'y 1730, John Robins, and 
afterwards Robert Goldsborough, — Mary Turbutt, b. 9th Sept. 
1713, who ra. Edward Tilghman,— Ann, b. 29th April 1715, 
who m.31st Oct. 1733, John Goldsborough,— Rachel Turbutt, 
b. 26th Sept. 1718, who m. 8th May 1735, Thomas Bullen. 

Maria Fbancis, dau. of Philip and Henrietta Maria Golds- 
borough Francis, m. in 1809, Dr. Tristram Thomas, and had 
child., viz., Philip Francis, b. 24th Sept. 1810,— Charles, b. 
30th Nov. 1812,— Henrietta Maria, b. 8th July 1815,— Ellen 
Francis, b. 25th May 1817, — Mary Moore, and Ann Thomas. 

Hon. Philip Fhancls Thomas, son of Dr. Tristram and 
Maria Francis Thomas, succeeded Hon. Thomas G. Pratt as 
Governor of Maryland in 1847, and was Secretary of the 
Treasury in the Administration of President Buchanan. 

Mary Goldsborough, dau. of John and Ann Turbutt 
Goldsborough, m. Jan'y 1775, Benedict Brice, son of John and 
Sarah Frisby Brice, and had a dau. Sarah Goldsborough Brice, 
b. 10th Aug. 1776, who m. Andrew Price. Benedict Brice d. 
1786, and she m. Dr. James Cooke, d. 20th March 1796, 
leaving two child., viz., Susan Loockcrman Cooke, b. 28th 
Dec. 1790, and Mary Elizabeth Cooke, b. 1st March 1793. 
Dr. James Cooked. 1794. 

Susan liOOCKERMAX Cookk, dau. of Dr. James and Mary 
Goldsborough Brice Cooke, m. Grcenbury Turbutt, and had 
child., viz., James Edward,— Anna Maria, and Samuel Turbutt. 

Mary Elizabeth Cookp:, dau. of Dr. James and Mary 
Goldsborough Brice Cooke, nj. Jan'y 1828, Jeremiah Mullikin, 
and had a son, Arthur Cooke Mullikin. 

Dr. Robert Goldsborough, of Centre ville. Queen Anne's 
Co., Md., son of John and Mary Skinner Loockcrman Golds- 
borough, m. Mrs. Henrietta Nicholson Bracco, widow of Dr. 
John Bracco, dau. of Joseph and Mary Nicholson, of Kent, 
and left one son, Robert Goldsborough. 

Robert Goldsborough, son of Dr. Robert and Henrietta 
Nicholson Bracco Goldsborough, m. Eleanora Dall Lux, dau. 
of Darby and Mary Lux, and had child., viz., Robert, — John, 
— Joseph Nicholson, — Henrietta, who m. Philemon B. Hop- 
per, — Ellen Ridgely, — Edward Ridgely, — Mary Nicholson, — 


Jacob Loockcrman^ — William Lux, — Thomas Henry, — Mary 
Rebecca, — Anna Maria, and Francis Spencer Goldsborough. 

Sec. 98, S. Howes Goldsborough, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough, m. Rosannah Piper, dau. 
of a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, the Rev. Michael Piper 
and Rosannah B. Piper, and had a dau., Caroline Goldsbor- 
ough, who m. 26th Oct. 1762, her cousin, John Goldsborough, 
son of John and Ann Turbutt Goldsborough, and d. 10th 
March 1816. Howes Goldsborough d. 30th March 1746. 
His widow, Rosannah Piper Goldsborough, m. in 1747, James 
Auld. In 1765 they removed to Halifax, in Halifax Co., 
North Carolina. They had child., viz., James Auld, b. 14th 
Oct. 1747, d. 30th June 1751,— Anne Auld, b. 26th Dec. 
1749, d. unm. Ist March 1822,— John Auld, b. 30th May 
1752 (who m. 17th Aug. 1775, Elizabeth Scurlock, d. 28th 
Dec. 1796, and had eight child., viz., 1st Elizabeth, b. 29th 
May 1776, 2d James Sherwood, b. 15th Jan'y 1778, d. in 
Alabama in 1827, 3d Henry W., b. in 1781, 4th Elizabeth, b. 
1st March 1783, m. James Graves, and d. in 1803, 5th Sarah, 
b. in 1785, d. in 1788, 6th Charles, b. 13th Dec. 1787, d. 30th 
JanV 1797, 7th Alexander, b. 16th Sept. 1789, d. 1822, and 
8th Sarah Scurlock, b. 25th Dec. 1792, m. May 1811, Dr. James 
Bogle), — Rosannah Auld, b. 2d Dec. 1754 (who m. 31st July 
1776, an Englishman, Henry William Harrington, of South 
Carolina, d. 13th Oct. 1828, and had nine child., viz., 1st 
Rosannah, b. 2d Feb'y 1778, m. 21st Jan'y 1800, Robert 
Troy, and d. 30th March 1838, 2d Henrietta, b. 29th Oct. 
1779, d. 16th Sept. 1780, 3d Henry W., b. 14th March 1782, 
d. 23d March 1792, 4th James Auld, b. 11th Aug. 1785, m. 
28th Dec. 1808, Eleanor Willson, dau. of John Willson, she 
d. 12th Sept. 1843, he d. 2l8t March 1834, 5th Henrietta, b. 
24th Jan'y 1788, d. 2d Oct. 1791, 6th Michael, b. 5th Dec. 
1790, d. 4:5th Jan'y 1794, 7th Henry Williams, b. 5th July 
1793, 8th Harriett, b. 22d Nov. 1795, m. 15th Feb'y 1815, 
Beld William String, killed in a duel 27th May 1815, and 9th 
Caroline Harrington, b. 8th Nov. 1798, m. 2nd Dec. 1821, 
Otho Chambers, and d. 10th April 1829),— Michael Aoild, b. 
3d March 1757, d. 18th Sept. 1788 (who m. Sidney Fields, 
and loft a son, John Fields Auld, who m. Mary Jackson, and 
had child., viz., Rosamond, Elizabeth, Michael, James, Susan, 
and Sidney Auld),— Mary Auld, b. 14th Oct. 1761, d. 25th 
Oct. 1837 (who m. twice, 1st 22d May 1794, Hartwell Ayer, 
and had two child., viz., Michael, b. in 1795, d. 1796, and 
Henry William Ayer, b. 6th May 1797, d. 4th Aug. 1839, 

294 OLD KENT. ISec. 98, T. 

2ndly James Blakeney),— Elizabeth Auld, h. 11th Nov. 1764, 
d. 30th Dec. 1847, and James Auld, b. in North Carolina, 30th 
Nov. 1766, and d. 21st Jan'y 1770. All the child, of James 
and Rosannah Piper Goldsborough Auld except the last wore 
born in Dorchester County. 

Sec. 98, T. Nicholas Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and 
Margaret Howes Goldsborough, was Deputy Sheriff of Talbot 
County, 1689, under Samuel Withers, and was a Justice of tho 
County Court for several years prior to his death in 1705. 
His 1st wife, Ann Goldsborough, left three child., viz., Nich- 
olas, b. 1687, d. Sept. 1766,— Rachel, who m. 30th March 
1712, Samuel Turbutt,— and Robert Goldsborough. His 2nd 
wife, Elizabeth, in her will dated 6th Dec. 1708, mentions her 
two daus., Mary and Elizabeth, who appear to have been the 
child, of a former husband. 

Nicholas Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and Ann Golds- 
borough, m. 25th Jan'y 1 721, Mrs. Sarah Jolly Turbutt, widow 
of Samuel Turbutt and dau. of Peter Jolly, and had child., 
viz., Ann, b. 8th Feb. 1722, who m. Edward Oldham, son of 
John Oldham, who was the grandfather of the late Gen. Daniel 
Martin and the late Edward Martin,-- Sarah, b. 26th Dec. 1724, 
m. 6th Jan'y 1742, Standley Robins, who d. 1749, leaving a 
son, Standley Robins, who m. Mary Greene, — Nicholas, b. 3rd 
July 1726,— Thomas, b. 24th FebVl728, d. March 1793,— 
Rachel, — Robert, — Foster, — Elizabeth, — Bridget, — and Marv 
Goldsborough, b. 1st May 1741, d. 11th Oct. 1812. 

Nicholas Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and Sarah Jolly 
Turbutt Goldsborough, m. Mary Thomas (dau. of William 
Thomas and Elizabeth Allen, who were m. 11th May 1732), 
d. 31st May 1777, and had child, viz., Nicholas, b. 25th Feb'y 
1759, who m. in 1787, Sarah Harrison, and d. 6th May 1788, 
leaving a son. Col. Nicholas Goldsborough, of Otwell, b. 30th 
June 1787, m. 25th April 1801, Elizabeth Tench Tilghman, 
dau. of Col. Tench Tilghman, — James, — Elizal)eth, who ni. 
Thomas Coward, — Mary, who d. unm. 1821, — and Anna 
Goldsborough, who m. 25th Feb'y 1765, and became the 2nd 
wife of John Singleton, whose 1st wife was Bridget Goldsbor- 
ough. John Singleton d. 15th March 1819. 

Col. Nicholas Goldsborough, of Otwell, Talbot, son of 
Nicholas and Mary Thomas Goldsborough, m. 25th April 1801, 
Elizabeth Tench Tilghman, dau. of Col. Tench Tilghman (see 
Tii/jhman), and had child., viz., Matthew Tilghman (who m. 
Eleanor Sarah Tilghman, dau. of Edward and Anna Maria 
Tilghman), — James Nicholas, — Tench, — Richard Henry, — 


Ann Margaretta (who m. Henry Hollyday), — Anna Maria, — 
Sally, — Clara (who m. Dr. John Charles Earle), and Mary 

James Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and Mary Thomas 
Goldsborough, lived at a place called "Boston," in Talbot. 
His 1st wife was Miss Elbert. He m. 2ndly, 20th June 1789, 
Ann Martin, dau. of Thomas and Mary Ennalls Martin, and 
had child., viz., Mary, b. 27th June 1790, d. 3rd Sept. 1828,— 
Jane, b. 1st Aug. 1799, who m. Nicholas Thomas, and d. in 
May 1856,— Ann, b. 17th Feb'y 1804, d. 15th May 1856,— 
Leah, b. 26th June 1806, who ra. Brice John Goldsborough, — 
Martin, b. 20th Jan'y 1808, who m. Ann Hay ward, of Cam- 
bridge, Md.,— Elizabeth, b. 5th June 1812, who m. Wm. F. 
Rudcstein, — and Tench Goldsborough. His 3rd wife was 
Margaret Patterson, and d. 1st March 1827. 

Thomas Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and Sarah Jolly 
Turbult Goldsborough, m. Catharine Fauntleroy, of Va., a 
niece of Genl. George Washington, and had child., viz., Thomas, 
who m. 2d Oct. 1801, Maria Thomas, dau. of Hon. James 
Thomas, of Annapolis, — Sarah Fauntleroy, who m. 1808, Dr. 
John Barnett, — GfrifBn Goldsborough, and Catharine Golds- 
borough, who m. 3d June 1798, Dr. Nathaniel Potter, of 
Baltimore. Thomas Goldsborough d. March 1793. 

Rachel Goldsborough, dau. of Nicholas and Sarah Jolly 
Turbutt Goldsborough, m. 4lh May 1768, the Rev. John 
Barclay, Rector of Saint Peter's Church, Talbot, who d. 13th 
Sept. 1772, the son of David and Christiana Barclay, of King- 
caird County, Scotland, and had a dau., Sarah Barclay, b. 1st 
Aug. 1771, who m. 23d Oct. 1788, Joseph Haskins, for many 
years Cashier of the Branch Bank, of the Farmers' Bank of 
Maryland, at Easton, Md., and had child., viz., Barclay Has- 
kins, who 1842, Elizabeth Robins Hayward, and 2ndly, 
Mary Trippe, dau. of Richard Trippe, of Baylies Neck, — and 
Anna Haskins, who m. John Bowie, and had child., viz., 
Joseph Haskins Bowie, — Louisa Emily Bowie, who m. Charles 
P. Craig, — Isabella Dallas Bowie, and Josephine Haskins 
Bowie, who m. in 1854, Thomas Smyth Hayward (she was 
his 2d wife), and had child., viz., Henrietta Maria Robins, — 
Elizabeth Haskins, — William, — Thomas Smyth, and Dallas 
Bowie Hayward. 

Thomas Smyth Hayward was the son of Thomas Hayward, 
who was b. 8th Oct. 1771, and m. 12th May 1795, Mary 
Smyth, of Kent, d. July 1838, the son of William Hayward, 
of Locust Grove, in Baylies Neck, Talbot, who m. 29th Nov. 

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1760, Margaret Robins, dau. of George and Henrietta Maria 
Tilghman Robins. Joseph Haskins was the son of Capt. 
William Haskins and Sarah, dau. of Rev. Thomas and Eliza- 
beth Airey. 

Foster Goldsborough, son of Nicholas and Sarah Jolly 
Turbutt Goldsborough, m. Rachel Bruff, of Caroline Co., and 
had a son, Foster Goldsborough, who m. Miss Potter, a sister 
of Col. William Potter, and had two child., viz., Thomas and 
Sophia Goldsborough. 

Bridget Goldsborough, dau. of Nicholas and Sarah Jolly 
Goldsborough, m. 14th Feb'y 1774 (and was the 1st wife of) 
John Singleton, who was b. 28th Dec. 1750, at Whitehaven, 

Sec. 98, U. Tench Francis, the father of Anna Francis 
Tilghman, wife of James Tilghman, received a learned and 
legal education in England, and came to America about the 
year , and settled in Kent. After his marriage he re- 
moved to Phila. In 1744 he was appointed Attorney General 
and held that position till 1752. He was Recorder of the 
City of Philadelphia from 1750 to 1754. He was descended 

Philip Fkancis, who was Mayor of Plymouth 1644, whose 
son, the Very Rev. John Francis, D. D., was Dean of Leighlin 
and sat in the Convention at Dublin in 1704. His son, 

The Very Rev. John Francis, Dean of Lismore in 1722, 
and Rector of St. Mary's Church, Dublin, m. Miss Tench, 
and had child., viz., Tench Francis, — Ricliard Francis, an 
eminent lawyer, author of ** Maxims in Equity,'' and Rev. 
Philip Francis, D. D., whose son was the celebrated Sir 
Philip Francis, K. G. C. B., the reputed author of Junius, 
b. at Dublin in 1740. . 

Tench Francis, eldest son of the Very Rev. John Francis 
and Miss Tench, while acting as the Attorney for Lord Balti- 
more in Kent, m. 29th Dec. 1724, Elizabeth Turbutt, b. 17th 
March 1708, dau. of Foster and Bridget Turbutt, and had 
child., viz., John b. 1726, — Anna, b. 1727, who m. James 
Tilghman (see Tilghman),— Mary, b. 1729,— Tench, b. 1730, 
d. 1800,— Elizabeth, b. 1733, d. 1800,— Margaret, b. 1735, 
d. 1794, who m. Chief Justice Edward Shippen, (see Ship- 
pen), — Rachael, b. 1737, who m. 1st John Retfe, 2d Matthew 
Pearce,— Turbutt, b. 1740, d. 1797, and Philip Francis, b. 
1748, who m. Henrietta Alaria Goldsborough, dau. of John 
and Ann Turbutt Goldsborough. (See Goldsborough.) 


Mary Francis, dau. of Tench Francis and Elizabeth Tur- 
batt, m, William Coxe, of New Jersey, and had child., viz., 
Tench, who m. Miss McCall, — John, a Judge of the District 
Court, — William, — Daniel, who ra. Margaret Burd, dau. of 
Maj. Edward Burd and Elizabeth Shippen, — Sarah, who m, 
Andrew Allen, and Rebecca Coxe, who m. Dr. William Mc- 

Tench Francis, son of Tench Francis and Elizabeth Tur- 
butt, m. 1762, Anne, eldest dau. of Charles and Anne Willing, 
and had child., viz., John, b. 1763, who ra. Abby, dau. of 
Hon. John Brown, and was the father of Gov. John Brown 
Francis, U. S. Senator from Rhode Island, — Thomas Willing, 
b. 1767 (who m. Dorothy, dau. of Hon. Thomas Willing, and 
had child., viz., Elizabeth, who m. Hon. John Brown Francis, 
and Anne Francis, who m. Hon. James A. Bayard, U. S. 
Senator from Delaware), — Sophia, who m. George Harrison, 
and d. 1851,— Charles, b. 1771, d. 1845 sine prole, and Eliza- 
beth Powell Francis, b. 1777 (who m. 1806, Joshua Fisher, 
and had a son, J. Francis Fisher, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
Hon. Henry Middleton, Governor of South Carolina. 

Elizabeth Francis, dau. of Tench FrancLs and Elizabeth 
Turbutt, m. John Lawrence, and had one dau., Elizabeth 
Lawrence, who m. James Allen, son of Chief Justice Allen, 
and had child., viz., James, — Anne Pcnn, who m. James 
Greenleaf, — Margaret, who m. Chief Justice Tilghman, and 
Mary Allen, who m. Harry Walter Livingstone, of Living- 
stone's Manor, New York. 

Col. Turbutt Francis, son of Tench Francis and Elizabeth 
Turbutt, was an officer in the British Continental Army, m. 
Rebecca, the only dau. of Samuel Mifflin, and had child., viz.. 
Tench, — Samuel, who took the name of his grandfather 
Mifflin, and m. Elizabeth Davis, and Rebecca Francis, who m. 
Matthias Harrison, and had a dau. Rebecca, who m. James 


Sec. 99. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, Jan- 
uary ye 25th 1675. 

Present — Mr. Joseph Wickes,' Mr. Henry Hosier, 
Mr. James Ringold, Mr. Tobias Coes, 
Mr. John Hynson, Comrs. 

It is ordered by this Court yt Thomas Warren, Junior ; 
Christopher Andrews, Henry Carter and Thomas Brite be 

298 OLD KENT. ISec. 100, 101. 

summoned to ye next Court to take ye oath of Constables. 
Afterwards, Christopher Andrews was sworn Constable for 
Chester hundred ; Thomas Warren, Jun., for Langsord's Bay; 
Henry Carter, for ye Upper hundred for Kent; and Thomas 
Brite for ye Lower hundred for Kent. 

Sec. 100. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, March 
ye 25th, 1676, and adjourned untill ye 20th April 1676. 

Present — Mr. Joseph Wickes, Mr. Henry Hosier, 

Mr. James Ringold, Mr. William Lawrence, 
Mr. John Hinson, Commissioners, 

Mr. Joseph Wickes brought a woman servant to Court yt 
came in without Indentures, named Christian Gordan who 
doth declare in open Court yt she is nineteen years old. This 
Court doth order yt ye sd servant doe serve according to Act 
of Assembly wch. is six years from her first Arrivall. 

Sec. 101. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, June 
ye 27th 1676, 

Present — Mr. Joseph Wickes, Mr. Xathaniell Evatts, 

Mr. John Hinson, Mr. Samuell Tovy, 

Mr. Thomas Hosier, Mr. Cornelius Comegys, 

Mr. William I^wrence, Mr. Desboro Bennett, 


Whereas Patrick Gordon hath made it appeare to ye Court 
yt there is due unto him out of ye estate of Edward Joanes 
the sum of Eighty pounds of Tob., this Court doth order yt 
present payment be made out of ye Estate by ye Administra- 
tor, els execution. 

Gave Patrick Gordon "j 
a copy o this Order ye > 
27th of Sept. 1677. j 

Sec. 102. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, August 
ye 22d, 1676. 

Whereas Mr. Joseph Wickes one of ye Commissioners of ye 
Court hath complained to ye Court against John Bowles ibr 
divers slanderous words yt said Bowles hath spoken agst ye sd 
Mr. Wickes. Whereas it is ordered by ye Court yt ye Sheriff 
of ye County doe take John Bowles into his custody himself 
untill he finds sufficient security, such as ye Court shall 
approve for his good behaviour for a twelvemonth and yt sd 
Bowles appeare at Every. Court, or in default of his good 
behaviour to forfeit twenty pounds sterling to ye Lord Pro- 


Thomas Warren, Jun., became bound, for John Bowles, in 
Tenn pounds sterling unto ye Lord Proprietor. 

Sec. 103. The following extracts are taken from Liber J, 
Court Proceedings from 3rd of January 1676 o. «. to 29th of 
June 1698 : 

At a Court holden for ye County of Kent, the 6th of April 

Present — Mr, Joseph Wickes, Mr. John Hinson, 
Mr. James Ringgold, Mr. Nath. Ewett, 
Mr. Henry Hosier, Mr. Cornelius Comegys, 


Ordered that ye present Clarke (Benjamin Randall) do 
make a list of all the Records and papers received from Charles 
Banckes, Late Clarke. 


Sec. 104. At a Court holden for ye County of Kent ye 
30th day of October 1677. 

Present— Col. Henry Coursey, E^q., Mr. John Hinson, 
Mr. Joseph Wickes, Mr. Samuel Tovey, 

Mr. James Ringgold, Mr. Nathl. Evetts, 


This Day being appoynted for Laying of ye County Levy 
and is as followeth : Publick Levy for 298 persons at 136 
per poll. 

Robert Smith was admitted to be an Attorney in this Court. 


Sec. 105. At a Court held for Kent County ye 2d day of 
April 1678. 

John Errickson is admitted to be an Attorney in this Court, 
he was sworn accordingly. 

There were 313 Taxable persons in the County this year : 
the County Levy was 201 lbs. of Tobacco per poll. 

Sec. 106. The Court Proceedings from the year 1678 to 
1685 appear to be lost; but in Liber B, For Transcribing 
Old Records, Fols. 33 and 34, the following is recorded : 

Kent, July ye 13th 1680. 
May it please your Lordship, 

We the Justices of this County Court having had the 
perusall of a Letter from your Lordship directed to Maj. James 
Ringgold dated the sixth Day of Aprill 1680 wherein your 

300 OLD KENT. 

Lordship hath signified that the Court house and prison of 
this County ought to be Conveyed to your Lordship for the 
use and bencfitt of this County. In Compliance of which, \vc 
do humbly present unto your Lordship the Copy of the Con- 
veyance drawn by the Expertest Councill we Could procure, 
which if your Lordship shall think it not sufficient Convey- 
ance We humbly desire your Lordship would be pleased to 
order one of your Clerks to send up one which your Lordship 
shall approve of, which shall be willingly and Readily signed 
and performed by 

Your Lordship's most humble servants 

Henry Hosier James Ringgold 

Nathl. EvettB Saml. Tovy 

Conl. Comegys Wm. Lawrence. 

Vera Copia. — Elias King, Clerk. 
Sec. 107.— 


For His UTajcsties Province of 3Iaryland. 

Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to call to his mercy 
ye late Sovereign Lord King Charles ye second of most blessed 
memory, by whose Demise ye Impcriall Crownes of England, 
Scotland, France & Ireland, as also the supreme Dominion & 
Sovereigne Right of ye Province of Maryland & all other his 
late Majesties territories & Dominions in America arc soly & 
Rightfully Come to yt High and Mighty Prince James Duke 
of York & Albany, his Majesties only Brother and heir; 

We Doe therefore with ye * * * Officers and Inhabi- 
tants of ye Province aforesaid Doc now hereby with our Full 
Voyce and Consent of ye tongues & hearts Publish and Pro- 
claime; That ye High & Mighty Prince James ye second is 
now by ye Death of ye I/ate Soveraign of happy memory be- 
come our only Lawful, Lineall & RiglitfuU Liege Lord, James 
the second by ye Grace of God King of England, Scotland, 
France & Ireland, Defender of ye Faith, supreme Lord of ye 
Province of Maryland, and all other his Late Majesties Terri- 
tories & Dominions in America &c. 

To whom we Doe acknowledge all faith and Constant 
obedience with all hearty and humble obedience and affections 
beseaching God by whom Kings Reigne to bless ye Royal King 
James ye second with Long and happy yeares to Reigne, &c. 

God save King James ye Second ! 

Henry Darnall 
Wm. Digges. 


The above written is a true Copy of ye Printed Proclama- 
tion sent from England for proclaiming of his Majestic King 
James ye second in ye Province in testimony whereof is 
affixed ye great scale of This sd Province this Day of 

June Annoq Dom 1685. 

To ye Sheriff of Kent Recorded 

County — These Elias King, 

Clic. Com. Kent. 

Sec. 108— 

October ye 28th 1685. 

At a special Court called this day, by virtue of a writt to the 
Sheriff appointing a day for Electing two Delegates for the said 
County for the Assembly to be convened the last Tuesday in 
March next. Present — 

Col. Henry Coursey, Mr. William Frisby, 

Mr. John Hinson, Mr. Charles Tilden. 

Ordered yt ye first Tuesday in November is appointed for 
electing the sd Delegates or Burgesses for the sd County and 
ordered yt the Sheriff make known the same in the sd County. 

Elias King, Clk. 

Att a Court called and held for the electing Delegates for 
the sd county this third Day of November 1685 & likewise 
for Laying the County Levy 

By virtue of a New Commission directed to Capt. Wm. 
Lawrence & others to be Commissioners and Justices of the 
Peace for the sd County of Kent, — Capt. Wm. Lawrence, Mr. 
John Hynson and Mr. Charles Tilden took the Oath of Com- 
missioners and Justices of the Peace, and were duly sworne at 
the house of Mr. Allen Smyth in Kent Island the fourth of 
this November, and this day (November ye 10th 1685) were 
sworne on the sd Commission Mr. Cornelius Coraegys, Mr, 
Hans Hanson and Mr. Daniel Norist. 

Mr. Philip Conner being called to take the oath refused it. 

By a just and free Election of the Freemen of the sd 
County, Mr. Henry Hosier and Mr. Michael Miller were 
chosen Burgesses for this said County of Kent. 

The Court adjourned uutill to-morrow morning for Laying 
the County Levy. 

Judges present — 

Mr. John Hinson^ Mr. Hans Hanson, 

Mr. Charles Tilden, Mr. Daniel Norist. 

On Folio 39 is the following memorandum : 

302 OLD KENT. [&c. 108, A. 

James Frisby son of William and Mary Frisby, born at 
Sassafras river in Cecil county on Thursday near nine of the 
clock at night, September ye third 1685. Baptized by Mr. 
John Tillingston at the house lately belonging unto Mr. Simon 
Carpenter ye 18th of April 1686. 

Col. Henry Coursey & Mr. Henry Coursey Godfathers and 
Mrs. Elizabeth Coursey Godmother. 

Sec. 108, A. Charles Tilden, or more properly Charles 
Tylden, was the second son of Marmaduke Tylden, 
who was seated at Great Oak Manor, in Kent County, Md., 
in or about the year 1658. Marmaduke Tylden was first 
cousin of Sir Richard Tylden, of Milsted, who d. in 1659, 
and a grandson of Sir William Tylden, of Great Tyldens, in 
the Parish of Marden, Kent County, England. 

The following lineage is prepared from papers of the late 
Sir John Cotgreave, Knight, &c., copies of which were certi- 
fied by his widow. Lady Harriet Cotgreave, — from the pedi- 
grees of the Cotgreaves, Gamul and Cowper de Elton, and 
from memoirs collected with much care by Richard Tylden, 
Esq., of Milsted, and continued by his son. Sir John M. 
Tylden, who says : 

"In relation to the Tildens of Great Oak Manor, County 
** Kent, Maryland, and the founder of that branch of the 
" Tilden family, I have, after mature investigation and due 
" reflection, arrived at the conclusion that the head of that 
" branch of the family was at one period principal proprietor 
*' of the large estate. Great Tyldens, near Marden, South 
" Kent, England, as the large means which he possessed and 
*' the portion he transferred to America (these matters are set 
" forth in the records, both in the counties of Kent, England, 
" and Kent in Maryland) justify me in arriving at this con- 
" elusion. ***** The principal of the American 
" branch appears to have been a cousin of Sir Richard Tylden, 
*' of Milsted, who d. in 1659, and is buried in Milsted church. 
« * * * jl^ appears to have been the custom of the Tyldens, 
" who are descended from Nathaniel Tylden (who left Kent, 
" England, in 1628, as shown by the records in Tenterden, 
" Kent, and settled at Scituate, near Cape Cod, Massachusetts), 
" to write their name Tilden. This is supposed to be owing 
" to the mutations of the English language, about the time of 
" the first planting of the colonies. The elder branch in Eng- 
*' land have never indulged in that practice, not seeing any 
" advantage, but rather many objections.'^ 

Sir Bernard Burke, in his Landed Gentry, says : 


" The family of Tyldens, one of great antiquity, has been 
seated in Kent for several centuries. Of the three distinct 
branches into which it separated, the eldest branch became 
possessed of Milsted in that county; the second removed into 
Sussex, and one of its members, emigrating, founded the 
numerous Tildens of America, while the youngest branch set- 
tled at Ifield. The family anciently possessed lands in the 
parishes of Brenchly, Otterdcn, Kinnington and Tilmanstone, 
and as far back as the reign of Edward III, we find William 
Tylden paying aid for the lands in Kent, when the Black 
Prince was knighted.'' 

Definition of the arms of the Tylden family, of Great Tyldens, 
Milsted, and Great Oak Manor, Maryland : 

Arms. — Azure, a saltier ermine, between four pheons, or. 

Crest. — A battle-axe, erect, entwined with a snake, proper. 

Motto. — Truth and Liberty. 

Sir Wiixiam Tylden, of Great Tyldens, the grandfather 
of Marmaduke Tylden, of Great Oak Manor, Kent County, 
Maryland, was descended from Sir Richard Tylden, who 
was living in the reign of Henry II, and Richard I. He was 
seneschal to Hugh de Lacy, Constable of Chester, during the 
reign of Henry 11, and afterwards accompanied Coeur de Lion 
to the Holy Land, and fought under him at ye battle of 
Ascalon against the Sultan Saladin, Anno 1190. 

Sir Richard Tylden de Sittcnbourne, in Kent and Con- 
gleton in Cheshire, m. Gertrude, dau. of Sir William Vernon, 
Lord de Frodsham in Cheshire. 

Sir Henry Tylden, son of the above, m. Phillipa, dau. 
of Sir Richard Boteler de Warrington, Lancaster. 

Sir William Tylden, son of Sir Henry, was living temp. 
Edward III, and fought in ye van of ye English armye, com- 
manded by ye Lord Audlcy under ye Black Prince, at ye battle 
of Poictiers, Anno 1356.'' He m. Constance, dau. of Rudul- 
phus Gamul, Lord de Mollington, Cheshire. 

Sir William Tylden, son of Sir William, m. Angharad, 
dau. of Sir Matthew Ellis, de Overlcigh, near Chester, Eng- 

Sir Thomas Tylden, son of the above, m. Alice, dau. of 
Robert del Holme, Lcfd of Tranmore, Cheshire. 

Sir John Tylden, son of Sir Thomas, m. Isabel, dau. of 
Sir Roger Cotgreave, Lord de Hargrave, of Tarrin and Tut- 
tenhall, Cheshire. 

Sir William Tylden, son of the above, m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of James Yonge, gentleman, of Tunstal, County Kent. He 

304 OLD KENT. 

was of Great Tyldens, in the parish of Marden. He sold a 
portion of Great Tyldens in the reign of Henry VI and 
bought Chatts Place^ which continued in the family until the 
Eevolution. He removed to Worms hill, in the early part of 
the reign of Queen Elizabeth, d. 23d June 1613, and is buried 
in the back chancel of the church. He was the ancestor of the 
Tyldens, of Milsted and of Great Oak Manor, Kent Co., Md. 

This part of the Tylden pedigree was obtained from the 
" Papers of the late Sir John Cotgreave, Knight, &c., in which 
are found Pedigrees of the Cotgreaves, Gamul and Cowper de 
Elton; compiled by William Camden in 1591, and drawn out 
by Bandal Holme in 1670. The armorial bearings are curious, 
and show that Sir Eichard Tylden's ancestors had intermarried 
with the family of Fitzhugh, Baron Lord Malpas, and nephew 
to Hugh Lupers, first Norman Earl of Chester, temp. William 
the Conqueror; also with the family of Crews of Montel, now 
Mould, chez Flint.'' The remainder of the pedigree is com- 
piled chiefly from Burke's Landed GevUry, and papers in the 
possession of the family, now living in England. 

Sir Richard Tylpen, son of Sir William Tylden and his 
wife Elizabeth Tonge, purchased 16th Sept. 9th Charles I, 
from Edward Chute, Esq., of Bethersden, the manor and 
advowson of Milsted, Kent Co., England, and m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Toke, Esq.^ of Godington, of consanguinity to 
Archbishop Chichele, the founder of All Souls' College. He 
d. in 1659, leaving a son, William Tylden. 

William Tylden, Esq., of Milsted, son of Sir Richard 
and his wife, Elizabeth Toke, m. Hannah, dau. of Sir Thomas 
Manby, of Lincolnshire, and d. in 1703, leaving an only son, 
Richard Tylden. 

Richard Tylden, Esq., of Milsted, son of William and 
Hannah Manby Tylden, m. in 1710, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas 
Osborne, Esq., of Place House, Kent Co., England, and co- 
heir to her brother. She d. in 1766, aged 79. He d. in 1763, 
and had child., viz., Richard Osborne, his heir, — Hannah, 
who m. Edward Belcher, Esq., of Ulcomb, and had two child., 
viz., Mary, who m. in April 1748, Rev. Thomas Bland, A. M., 
Vicar of Sittenbourne, and Phillipa Tylden. 

The Rev. Richard Osborne Tylden, of Milsted, and 
Rector thereof, son of Richard and Elizabeth Osborne Tylden, 
m. in Oct. 1754, Deborah, dau. and heiress of Daniel May, 
Esq., d. in 1766, aged 44 years, leaving his widow, who after- 
wards m. Rev. Edward Smith, Rector of Milsted, and had 


TYLDEN. 306 

child., viz., Richard, his heir, — Osborne, — Richard, — Cooke, 
— Manby Mary, and Elizabeth Tylden. 

Elizabeth Tylden, youngest dau. of the Rev. Richard 
Osborne and Deborah May Tylden, m. twice. Her Ist hus- 
band was Vallyer Baker, Esq., of Sittingbourne, and had a 
son, Vallyer Baker. Her 2nd husband was John Withers, 
Esq., of London. 

Rev. Richard Cooke Tylden, Rector of Milsted and 
Frinsted, 3rd son of the Rev. Richard Osborne and Deborah 
May Tylden, assumed the surname and arms of Pattenson, in 
compliance with the testamentary injunction of WiHiam Pat- 
tenson, of Iborndeu, Biddenden. 

Osborne Tylden, of Torry Hill, Milste<l, 2nd son of the 
Rev. Richard Osborne and Deborah May Tylden, m. Anne 
Withers, of London, and d. in 1827, leaving child., viz., 
Osborne, who d. unm., — Charles, Lieut. R. M., d., — John, 
Lieut. Gen. and Col. R. A., who d. in 1866, leaving child., 
viz., Henry, Lieut. R. N., — Mary (Madame Maillie), — Eh'za, 
— Emily, who m. 1840, Lieut. Col. Pattenson, of Ibornden, — 
Isabella, who m. Capt. Luke Alen, son of the late Col. Alen, 
C. B., of St. Wolstans, representative of Archbishop Alen, and 
Imogene Tylden, who m. Capt. Lempriere, R. A. 

Richard Tylden, Esq., of Milsted Manor House, eldest 
son and heir of the Rev. Richard Osborne and Deborah May 
Tylden, was m. twice. His 1st wife was Catharine Rolphe, 
of Ashford, and had one son, Richard Osborne Tylden. His 
2nd wife was Jane, dau. of the Rev. Samuel Auchmuty, at one 
time Rector of Trinity, New York, U. S., a sister of Lieut. 
Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty, G. C. B., and had child., viz., Sir 
John Maxwell, — Gen. William Burton, and Mary Isabella 
Tylden, who m. Rev. Ralph Price, Rector of Lyminge, Kent, 
England. Richard Tylden, Esq., d. 2d Feb'y 1832. 

Rev. Richard Osborne Tylden, son of Richard and his 1st 
wife, Mary Rolphe Tylden, was for the period of fifty-three 
years Vicar of Chilham with Moldash, Kent, England. He 
m. twice. His 1st wife was Francis, 2nd dau. of William 
Fairman. She d. in 1849, and had two daus., who survived, 
viz., Frances Jane Kemp, who m. in 1857, John Blyth, Esq., 
and Annabella Tylden. He m. a 2nd time, in May 1851, 
Harriet Lenora Frances, dau. of James Stanley Ireland, Esq., 
and had child., viz., Richard, b. May 1858, and Catharine 
Matilda Tylden. Rev. Richard Osborne Tylden d. in March 


306 OLD KENT. 

Sir John Maxwell Tylden, Knt., of Milsted, J. P. and 
D. L., son of Richard and Jane Auchmuty Tylden, b. Sept 
25th 1787, m. twice. His 1st wife, m. in 1829, was Elizabeth, 
only dau. of the Rev. Henry Lomax Walsh, LL. D., of 
Grimblesthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, who d. in 1839, leav- 
ing a dau., Jane Elizabeth Tylden, who m. in 1860, Charles 
Wright, Esq., who took the surname of Tylden before Wright. 
She d. in 1860. His 2nd wife was Charlotte, dau. of Sir 
Robert Lynge, Bart. 

He served twenty years in the British Army with distinc- 
tion, and was formerly Lieut. Col. in command of the Fifty- 
Second Regiment of the Line (of Corunna celebrity), and 
received the Order of Knighthood in 1812, at an installation 
of the Knights of the Bath. Sir John Maxwell Tylden d. 
May 18th 1866. 

Genl. William Burton Tylden^ son of Richard and 
Jane Auchmuty Tylden, late Brigadier General in the British 
Army, and Col. R. E., was twice m. He m. 1st, Aug. 20th 
1817, Lucilina, eldest dau. of William Baldwin, Esq., of Steed 
Hill, Kent Co., England, and had two sons, viz., William, now 
of Milsted, and Richard Tylden, Col. R. E., C. B., and A. D. 
C. to the Queen, who died on his passage home, after the 
Crimean war, from wounds received in the trenches before 
Sebastopol. He m. a 2nd time in 1851, Mary, widow of Capt. 
J. H. Baldwin, dau. of the late Rev. George Dinely Goodeve. 

Gen. William Burton Tylden was mortally wounded at 
the battle of Alma, and d. the day after, Sept. 21st 1854, and 
his widow, now Lady Mary Tylden, was raised to the same 
rank as if her husband had survived to be made a Knight 
Commander of the Bath. 

Rev. William Tylden, of the Milsted Manor House, 
Sittingbourne, Kent County, England, Vicar of Stanford, near 
Hythe, was b. July 3d 1818, ra. Nov. 30th 1852, Eleanor 
Coates, 2nd dau. of Rev. James W. Ballamy, Vicar of 
Sallindge, and had child., viz., Richard, b. in 1853, — William, 
b. in 1854, and Harry John Tylden, b. in 1856. 

Gov. Samuel J. Tilden, of New York (descended 

from Nathaniel Tilden, mentioned on page ^302), was the 
candidate of the Democratic Party for the Presidency of the 
United States in Nov. 1876. The following congratulatory 
address was issued 13th Dec. 1876 : 

TILDEN. 307 

'^ Wasuington, Dec. 13. 

" The following congratulatory address was issued to-day : 

" Rooms of the National Democratio OommiUee, Washinfftonf 
" Dec. ISth, 1876— 7b the People of the United States : 

" The National Democratic Committee announce as the 
" result of the Presidential election held on the 7th of 
" November, the election of Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, 
" as President, and Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana, as Vice 
" President of the United States. We congratulate you on this 
'* victory for reform. It now only remains for the two Houses 
" of Congress, in the performance of their duty, on the second 
" Wednesday in February next, to give effect to the will of the 
•* people thus expressed in tlie constitutional mode by a 
" majority of the electoral votes, and confirmed by a majority 
" of all the States, as well as by an overwhelming majority of 
" all the people of the United States. By order of the Exec- 
" utivc Committee. 

** Abram S. Hewitt, Chairman. 

*^ FuEDEUiCK O. PiiiNCE, Secretary." 

Sec. 108, B. Marmaduke Tylden, of Great Oak Manor, 
d. Sept. 1671, and left three sons, viz., Marmaduke, — Charles, 
and John Tilden. 

Marmaduke Tilden, son of Marmaduke Tylden, was a 
very large land owner in Kent, perhaps the largest. He 
owned at one time, in the year 1709, thirty-one thousand and 
three hundred and fifty acres. He m. Rebecca Wilmcr, dau. 
of Lambert and Ann Wilmer,and d. 20th June 1726, and had 
child., viz., Marmaduke, — Jane, — Mary (who m. Thomas 
Ringgold), — Wealthy Ann,— Charles and Martha Tilden. 

AtARMADUKE TiLDEN, SOU of Marmadukc and Rebecca 
Wilmer Tilden, d. in 1768. In his will, dated 29th Oct. 
1767, he mentions his wife, Sarah Tilden, and his child., viz., 
Marmaduke, — Charles, — Mary Ann, — Tabitha, — Martha, and 
Mary Tilden, who m. Edward Worrell. Mrs. Sarah Tilden 
d. in 1774. 

Marmaduke Tilden, eldest son of Marmaduke and Sarah 
Tilden, d. in 1816, and had child., viz., Marmaduke and Mary 
F. Tilden, who m. George D. S. Handy, and d. March 1851, 
leaving child., viz., Esther Ann, — Susan Ij,, and Marmaduke 
P. Handy. 

Marmaduke Tilden, son of Marmaduke Tilden, m. Sarah 
Bowers. He d. before his father, and left child., viz., Thomas 

308 OLD KENT. [Sec. 108, C. 

Bowers, and Anna Maria Tildcn, who m. Joseph W. Brice, 
and d. 6th July 1846. 

Capt. Thomas Bowers Tilden, son of Marmadiike and 
Sarah Bowers Tilden, ni. 8th Dec. 1852, Catharine R. Wing, 
who was b. 26th Sept. 1828, and d. 20th Fob'y 1863. He d. 
23d of Oct. 1875, sine prole. 

Sec. 108, C. Wealthy Ann Tilden, dau. of Marmaduke 
and Rebecca Wilmer Tilden, m. 19th Oct. 1710, Thomas 
Hynson (see Hynson) and hadphild., viz., Margarett, b. 13tli 
Jan'y 1712,— Charles, b. 14th Jan'y 17J 3,— Martha Waltham, 

and Mary Hynson, who ni. Jones, and had a son, 

Thomas Jones. • 

Charles Hynson, son of Thomas and Wealthy Ann 
Tilden Hynson, m. 30th of Nov. 1739, Phoebe Carvill, and 
d. in 1782, and had child., viz., Charles, b. 9th Oct. 1741,— 
Charles Carvill, b. 11th Dec. 1743,— Mary, b. 21st of May 
1746,— Phoebe, b. 3d Dec. 1747,— Richard, b. 3d Feb'y 1749, 
and John Carvill Hynson. 

Mary Hynson, dau. of Charles and Phoebe Carvill Hyn- 
son, m. Hans Hanson (son of Hans Hanson, son of Judge 
Frederick Hanson and Mary Lowder, see Hanson) and d. 1st 
Feb'y 1774. Hans Hanson d. in 1777. They left two child., 
viz., Martha and William Hanson. 

MaPwTha Hanson, dau. of Hans and Mary Hynson Hanson, 
m. Dr. William Ringgold, son of Major William Ringgold, 
of Eastern Neck, who was b. 23rd FebV 1723, the son of 
Thomas Ringgold, who was b. 9th Aug.'ir)93, d. 27th Aug. 
1728, the son of Thomas Ringgold, the son of Maj. James 
Ringgold, of Huntingfield, who was the son of Thomas Ring- 
gold, one of the Justices for Kent County as early as "ye 12th 
Jan'y 1651." (See Ringgold.) 

Dr. William and Martha Hanson Ringgold had child., viz., 
William, b. 1794, — Peregrine, b. 1796,— Harriet Rebecca, b. 
1798, — James Alexander, b. 1800, — Frederick Gustavus, b. 
1801, and Mary Hanson Ringgold, b. 10th of Sept. 1803. 

Mary Hanson Ringgold, dau. of Dr. William Ringgold 
and Martha Hanson, m. 9th Oct. 1821, Hon. James Hodges, 
of Liberty Hall, Kent, who was descended from William 
Hodges (a member of the English Church, of Kentish parent- 
age) who came to Maryland, from Virginia, about 1665, and 
settled near Gray's Inn (anciently known as Gravesend) in 


Kent, on a tract of land " near Huntingfield and lying along 
the road that was called Yarmouth Race Ground." 


Arms: Or, three crescents sable, on a canton of the second, 
a ducal crown of the first. 

Crest : Out of a ducal coronet or an heraldic antelope's 
head argent^ horned and tufled gold. 

Motto : Dakt lucem crescextibus orti. 

Sec. 108, D. William Hodges d. May 1697. In his 
Will, dated 15th Feb'y 1696-7, he mentions his 3 sons, viz., 
Robert Hodges,— William Hodges (who m. 23rd Dec. 1736, 
Frances Bradshaw, and had child., viz., William b. 23rd Dec. 
1739,— Robert, b. 16th Jan'y 1741, who m. Sarah Ayres,— 
Sarah, b. 7th May 1758,— Frances Rebecca, d. 1767, and 
Hannah Hodges, who m. Mr. Winters) and d. 1777, more 
than 90 years of age,— and John Hodges, who m. ye 10th 
May 1699, Mary Newes, and had a son, John Hodges baptized, 
at St. Paul's, Kent, 24th Feb'y 1703. 

Robert Hodges, of Liberty Hall, eldest son of William 
Hodges, had child., viz., William, — Martha, b. 15th Jan'y 
1715,— Robert, b. 27th Aug. 1718,-Priscilla, b. 9th Sept. 
1720,— Stephen, b. 28th Feb'y 1722,— Samuel, b. 25th Dec. 
1724,— Rebecca, b. 24th Nov. 1 727,— Sarah, b. 4th Aug. 1728, 
—John, b. 1730, and James Hodges, b. 22nd Feb'y 1732. the 
natal day of George Washington. Robert Hodges d. 1735. 
In his Will, dated 20th Nov. 1734, he mentions his "loving 
wife. Tamer Hodges" and surviving child., viz, William, — 
Robert, — John and James Hodges. 

Capt. James Hodges, of the Revolution, son of Robert 
and Tamer Hodges, of Liberty Hall, m. Sarah Granger, and 
had child., viz., James, b. 6th Jan'y 1759, — John, b. 21st 
June 1761,— Martha, b. 30th Jan'y 1764 (who ra. 13th Oct. 
1785, William Gale),— Richard, b. 23d June 1766,— Robert, 
b. 23rd March 1769,— Stephen, b. 2nd Feb'y 1773,— Ann, b. 
23rd June 1775 (who m. Thomas Gale), and William Hodges, 
b. 3rd July 1778. Capt. James Hodges d. Jan'y 1816, and 
was buried in the family burial-ground, at Liberty Hall. A 
portrait of him is in the possession of his great grandson, 
James James. 

James Hodges, of Liberty Hall, son of Capt. James Hodges 
and Sarah Granger, m. Mary Claypoolc, and d. 1-815, leaving 
a son, Jnmes Hodges. 

310 OLD KENT. 

Mary Claypoole Hodges was descended from James 
Claypoole, a notable personage at tlie time of the founding of 
Philadelphia in 1683, and the author of several books and 
pamphlets, published during the early period of that city, 
now in the Friend's Library, on Arch street. James Clay- 
poole was " an admired friend of William Penn, the Quaker,*' 
long before his emigration to America. He was the son of 
Adam Claypoole, Esq., who was seated at the Manor of Nor- 
borough, Northampton County, England, in 1610 and also 
owned Waldram Parks and Gray's Inn, estates in the same 
County, and was an uncle of Lord John Claypoole, who m. 
Elizabeth, the favorite dau, of Oliver Cromwell. The above- 
named Adam Claypoole m. Dorothy, dau. of Robert Wingfield 
and Elizabeth Cecil, sister of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, 
and Prime Minister of Euglatid in the reign of Queen Eliza- 

Hon. James Hodges, of Liberty Hall, son of James and 
Mary Claypoole Hodges, m. 9th Oct. 1821, Mary Hanson Ring- 
gold, dau. of Dr. William and Martha Hanson Ringgold, and 
d. 14th Feb'y 1832. He was a member of the Legislature of 
Maryland in the sessions of 1823 and 1824, and left child., 
viz., James, b. 11th Aug. 1822,— William Ringgold, b. 27th 
July 1824,— Mary, b. 19th July 1826,— Frances Harriet, b. 
18th Sept. 1828, and Robert Hodges, b. 14th Feb'y 1831. 

Frances Harriet Hodges, youngest dau. of Hon. James 
and Mary Hanson Ringgold Hodges, m. 1st July 1852, William 
Ringgold Constable (see Constable), and had child., viz., 
Harrie Clarence, — William Stevenson, — Charles Hodges, — 
Mary Rebecca, — Roberta Hodges, and Martha Hanson Con- 

Mary Hodges, eldest dau. of Hon. James and Mary Hanson 
Ringgold Hodges, m. 7th June 1853, Alfred Henry Fisher, 
son of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann Ringgold Fisher (see Fisher), 
and d. 9th July 1854, leaving an only dau., Mary Hodges 

William Ringgold Hodges, son of Hon. James and Mary 
Hanson Ringgold Hodges m. 19th April I860, Matilda Phil- 
lips, dau. of 8. H. Phillips, and had child., viz., Cora Ring- 
gold, — William Hanson, and Robert Beverly Hodges. 

James Hodges, eldest son of Hon. James and Mary Han- 
son Ringgold Hodges, m. 30th Nov. 1847, Josephine A. Bash, 
dau. of Henry M. Bash, and had child., viz., Mary Ella, — Ida 
Virginia, — Lillie Hanson, and William Ringgold Hodges. 


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Mary Ella Hodges, dau. of James and Josephine Augusta 
Bash Hodges, m. 16th of April 1874, George A. Kirby, of 
Baltimore, Md., son of William and Ann Sewell Kirby, and 
had child., viz., Bessie Sewell, and Mary Hanson Kirby. 

The ancestors of the parents of George A. Kirby settled at 
an early period in Maryland, on the banks of the Severn. The 
family still possesses the original homestead. 

Ida Virginia Hodges, dau. of James and Josephine 
Augusta Bash Hodges, m. 12th of January 1875, Dr. St. 
George W. Teackle, of Baltimore, son of St. George W. Teackle 
and Catharine Hays, and has a son, St. George Williamson 

Sec. 108, E. Dr. St. George W. Teackle is descended 
from the Rev. Thomas Teackle, a clergyman of the Church of 
England, who was b. 1624, in Gloucestershire, England, whose 
father was slain in battle, fighting under the banner of Charles 
I. Being persecuted by the Cromwellites, he came to America 
in 1656, and settled at Craddock, an estate in Accomac County, 
Virginia, where he performed the functions of his sacred calling 
until the 26th of Jan^y 1695, the day of his death. 

Rev. Thomas Teackle, of Craddock, m. Margaret Nelson, 
dau. of Robert Nelson, merchant of London, and had nine 
child., only three of whom left descendants, viz., John, — 
Elizabeth, and Catharine Teackle. 

John Teackle, of Craddock, son of Rev. Thomas and 
Margaret Nelson Teackle, b. 2d Sept. 1693, m. 2d Nov. 1710, 
Susanna Upshur, dau. of Arthur and Sarah Upshur, and d. 
3d Dec. 1721, at York Town, Va., and left five sons and one 
dau. viz., Thomas, b. 11th Nov. 1711, d. 20th July 1769,— 
John, b. 5th Aug. 1713, d. 3d May 1760 sine prole,— Caleb, 
b. 13th Dec. 1714, d. Nov. 1739, on the Island of St. Croix, 
sine prok,—Lc\iT\, b. 12th March 1718, d. 28th Sept. 1794,— 
Upshur, b. Mth Feb'y 1719, who m. Mrs. Margaret Scarbo- 
rough, and a. in Sept. 1774, and Margaret Teackle, b. 14th 
March 1790, who m. Col. Edward Robins, and d. 8th Oct. 

Thomas Teackle, of Craddock, eldest son of John and 
Susanna Upshur Teackle, m. Elizabeth Custis, and had three 
sons and six daus., viz., Thomas, — Caleb, who m. Elizabeth 
Harmanson, — Severn, who m. Lucretia Edmondson, of Talbot, 
— Elizabeth, who m. Isaac Smith, of Northampton Co., Va., 
— Margaret, who m. George Hack, — Sarah, who m. Bowdoin 
Kendall, — Ann, who m. Hillery Stringer, and Susanna 

312 OLD KENT. 

Teackle, who m. Daniel Gore, of Aceomac Co., Va. Thomas 
Teackle d. at his seat, Craddock, 20th July 1769. 

Thomas Teackle, of Craddock, eldest son of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Custis Teackle, m. Elizabeth Upshur, and d. 15th 
April 1784, leaving child., viz., Sarah, b. 14th Aug. 1759, 
who m. Dr. John Boisnard^ — John, b. 12th Jan'y 1762, — 
Thomas, b. 30th Oct. 1763, who ra. Catharine Stockley, — 
Susannah, b. 18th March 1766, who m. Col. John Robins, — 
Catharine, b. 17th Aug. 1768, who m. Charles Smith, — 
George, b. 30th April 1770, who m. Francis Bowdoiu, dau. of 
John Bowdoin, of Northampton Co., Va., — Margaret, b. 28th 
Feb'y 1771, who ra. Thomas Savage, and d. Sept. 1846,— 
Elizabeth, b. 17th March 1776, and Leah Teackle, b. 4th 
Aug. 1780, d. in Feb'y 1851. Mrs. Elizabeth Upshur Teackle 
d. 14th Jan'y 1782. 

John Teackle, of Craddock, eldest son of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Upshur Teackle, ra. 18th Dec. 1783, Ann Upshur, 
dau. of Thomas Upshur, d. 18th Feb'y 1811, and had child., 
viz., Elizabeth, b. 26th Sept. 1784, who ra. Harrison Ball, of 
Richraond Co.,Va.,andd. 6th April 1806, — Thomas Upshur, 
b. 1786, d. 3d Aug. 1787,— Ann Stockley, b. 17th March 1788, 
who m. Isaac Smith, and d. 11th Dec. 1862, — Mary Upshur, 
b. 29th April 1790, who m. John Pender, of Baltimore, and 
d. Aug. 1846,— Lavinia Upshur, b. 11th Oct. 1792, who m. 
Capt. William Graham, of Baltimore, and d. 25th March 
1853,— Sarah Upshur, b. 7th May 1795, who m. William G. 
Lawson, of Baltimore, — a 2d Thomas Upshur, b. 2d Nov. 1797, 
who sold Craddock, ra. Emma Wilson, dau. of Thomas Wilson, 
of Baltimore, — Susannah Brown Upshur, b. 26th April 1800, 
who m. Francis Hopkinson Smith, — Dr. John Upshur, b. 
15th Oct. 1803, d. 1st June 1851, and St. George Williamson 
Teackle, b. 26th Jan'y 1806, and d. 26th March 1874. 

St. George Williamson Teackle, son of John and Ann 
Upshur Teackle, m. 27th Oct. 1836, Catharine Hays, and had 
child., viz., Ann Upshur Teackle, — John Teackle, — Ellen 
Teackle, and Dr. St. George W. Teackle. Ellen Teackle m. 
17th Dec. 1868, William Cadwalader Schley, Attorney-at-law, 
Baltimore, son of William Schley and Ann Cadwalader Ring- 
gold (see Ringgold), and a descendant on his mother's side of 
Thomas Ringgold and Rebecca Wilmer. Dr. St. George W. 
Teackle ra. 12th Jan^y 1875, Ida V. Hodges, dau. of James 
Hodges, a descendant of the same Thomas Ringgold and 
Rebecca Wilmer. (See Ringgold and Hodges.) 


Doctor St. George W. Teackle is at present (1876) the 
Visiting Physician at Bayview Asylum, near Baltimore, and 
attending Physician to the Baltimore General Dispensary. In 
1870 and 1872, he was the House Surgeon of the Charity 
Hospital, Blackwell's Island, N. Y., and Resident Surgeon of 
the Work-House on Blackwell's Island. During the same 
period he was Visiting Physician to the New York City Peni- 
tentiary, and Resident Physician of the New York Aims-House. 

Sec. 108, F. Charles Tilden (the 2nd son of the first 
named Marmaduke Tilden), was one of the Judges of Kent 
County Court, 28th Oct. 1685, on the 24th day of January 
1693, was elected one of the first vestry of St. Paul's Parish, 
and was also, in 1693, High Sheriff of Kent. He left two 
child., viz., a son, John Tilden, and a dau., Ann, who m. Mr. 

John Tilden, son of Charles Tilden, m. 27th July 1722, 
Catharine Blay, dau. of Col. William Blay and his wife Isa- 
bella Pearce, and had child., viz., Charles, b. 11th May 1723, — 
John, — Catharine, who m. Gustavus Hanson, son of Judge 
Frederick Hanson and Mary Lowder (see Hanson), Mary, b. 
10th March 1728, and William Blay Tilden. 

Col. William Blay, of Blay's Range, the only son of 
Col. Edward and Ann Blay, was. for many years a vestryman 
of Shrewsbury Parish, and represented Kent in the Legislature 
of Maryland in the sessions of 1714 and 1715. He m. Isabella 
Pearce, dau. of Judge William and Isabella Pearce, and had 
child., viz., Rachel, b. 24th Oct. 1703,— Catharine, who ni. 
John Tilden,— Edward, b. 31st Jan'y 1707, — Isabella, and 
William Blay, b. 22d Oct. 1714. 

Col. Edward Blay was a distinguished and zealous 
member of the Episcopal Church, and a vestryman of Shrews- 
bury Parish. In 1709-10 he gave to that Parish two acres 
of land, the ground upon which the church edifice stands. In 
after years his great-grandson, Dr. William Blay Tilden, gave 
more land and increased the church yard to its present ample 
dimensions. Col. Edward Blay was a delegate from Cecil in 
the Legislature of Maryland in the sessions of 1706 and 1707, 
and represented Kent in the Legislature in 1713. His wife, 
Madame Ann Blay, was buried at Shrewsbury 27th Aug. 1712. 

Isabella Blay, youngest dau. of Col. William and Isabella 
Pearce Blay, m. Richard Wethered, son of Samuel and Dolly 
Lewin Wethered (see Wethered). 

Rachel Blay, dau. of Col. William and Isabella Pearce 
Blav, m. John Brown, Collector of the Pocomoke District, and 

314 OLD KENT. [/Sec. 108, 6. 

had one son, Peregrine Brown. Her 2nd husband was Edward 
Scott. Her 3rd husband was Mr. Paca. 

Peregrine Brown, son of John and Rachel Blay Brown, 
m. Miss Baker, and had child., viz., PeregrinCj and Sophia C. 
Brown, b. 11th Aug. 1752, who ra. 1st Mr. Massy, and 2ndly 
Cornelius Comegys, and left a dau., Anna Maria Comegys) b. 
27th March 1783. 

Anna Maria Comegys, dau. of Cornelius and Sophia C. 
Brown Comegys, m. 3d April 1804, Dr. Edward Scott, and 
had 13 child.' Mrs. Anna Maria Comegys Scott d. 27th 
Jan'y 1857, leaving ten child., seven of whom are now 
(Feb'y 1876) living, the most of whom are in the Western 
States. Cornelius J. Scott remains in Kent, at Galena. He 
m. 10th Dec. 1867, Mary E. Kennard, dau. of Samuel E. 
Keunard, and has three child., a son, Edward A. Scott, and 
two daus. 

Sec. 108, G. Dr. William Blay Tilden, son of John 

and Catharine Blay Tilden, m. Sarah and had 

child., viz., William Blay, b. 20th Feb'y 1764,— John, b. 
24th of Dec. 1765,— Katherine, b. 26th Oct. 1767, who m. 
Mr. Hynson, —Charles, b. 31st Aug. 1769,— Edward Blay, 
and Mary Tilden. Dr. William Blay Tilden d.22d Feb'y 1800. 

Dr. William Blay Tilden, son of Dr. William Blay 
Tilden and Sarah Tilden, m. Mary Buchanan, dau. of Robert 
Buchanan, and had child., viz., Louisa, who m. George, son of 
Edward Ringgold, and afterwards Dr. Peregrine Wroth, and 
d. sine j>rofe,— Isabella, — William Blay, and Charles Tilden. 

Robert Buchanan was a Delegate from Kent County in 
the Maryland Legislature in the sessions of 1765, 1766 and 
1767, and was a member of the Convention of the Province 
of Maryland which assembled at Annapoli?, Tuesday, 21st 
June 1776. 

Dr. Charles Tilden, son of Dr. William Blay and Sarah 
Tilden, m. Anna Maria Buchanan, dau. of the above-mentioned 
Robert Buchanan, and had child., viz., Catharine (who m. 
27th Jan'y 1829, William Henry Page Worrell, see Worrell), 
— Harriet Buchanan, — William, — Robert, — Anna Maria, and 
Mary Elizabeth Tilden. 

Anna Maria Tilden, dau. of Dr. Charles and Anna 
Maria Buchanan Tilden, m. 17th Oct. 1843, and was the 2nd 
wife of George Bergen Wcstcott, and had one son, Charles 
Tylden Westcott. 

CuAKLES Tylden Westcott, son of George Bergen West- 
cott and Anna Maria Tilden, m. 17th Sept. 1873, Mary S. 


Guion, dau. of Dr. John A. and Susan S. Roberts Giiion, of 
New Berne, North Carolina, and had a 8on, Tylden Westcott. 

Mary Elizabeth Tilden, dau. of Dr. Charles and Anna 
Maria Buchanan Tilden, m 25th Nov. 1845, Nicholas God- 
frey Westcott, and had child., viz., Harriet Tilden, — Samuel 
Buck, — Charlotte, — George Bergen, — William Henry, — Mary 
Louisa, and Alice Westcott. 

Harriet Tilden Westcott, dau. of Nicholas Godfrey 
Westcott and Mary Elizabeth Tilden, m. 20th Oct. 1875, the 
Reverend Stephen C. Roberts, the much beloved Rector of 
Chester Parish, Kent. He was from North Carolina and a 
brother of Mrs. Susan S. Roberts Guion, mentioned above. 

Sec. 108, G. Mary Tilden, dau. of Dr. William Blay 
and Sarah Tilden, m. twice. Her 1st husband was Mr. Hurtt. 
Her 2d husband was John Ireland, and had child., viz., 
Tilden, — Charles Tilden, — Catherine Tilden, — Mary, and 
Alethea Ireland. 

John Ireland was the son of Joseph Ireland, who was b. 
17th June 1727, near Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and was 
m. by the Rev. Mr. Sterling, 10th July 1761, to Alethea 
Comegys, dau. of William and Ann Cosden Comegys (see 
Comegys), and had child., viz., William, b. 28th June 1762, — 
Joseph, b. 8th March 1765,— John, b. 9th March 1767,— 
Jesse Comegys, and Alphonso Cosden Ireland. 

Catherine Tilden Ireland, dau. of John and Mary 
Tilden Ireland, b. 23d Nov. 1804, ra. 27th Nov. 1821, Daniel 
Jones, and d. 26tli of Sept. 1858. Daniel Jones was b. 10th 
Oct. 1796, d. 23d April 1865. They had ten child., two of 
whom d. in infancy, viz., William Ireland, and William Blay 
Tilden Jones, d. 11th June 1851, in the 11th year of his age. 
The following survive, viz., Mary Elizabeth, — Jacob Alfred, 
— Sarah Catherine, — John Wesley, — George Washington, — 
Anna Alethea, — Jane Louisa, and Daniel Jones. 

Daniel Jones was the son of Jacob Jones, Jr. and Eliza- 
beth Gale. Jacob Jones, Jr. was High Sheriff of Kent in 
1783, and was the son of Capt. Jacob and Elizabeth Jones. 

Elizabeth Gale was descended from George Gale, who 
was b. in 1670, in Kent Co., England, and came to Maryland 
in 1690, d. in Aug. 1712, leaving 3 sons, viz.. Levin Gale, 
whose dau., Leah, m. Mr. Wilson (descendants of whom now 
reside in Washington, D. C), — George Gale, and John Gale, 
who came to Kent in 1718, and left a son, John Gale, whose 
2ud wife was a dau. of John Rasin, and left two child., viz., a 

316 OLD KENT. 

(laii. and Kasin Gale. Col. George Gale, of 8till Pond, Kent, 
is now, 1876, the oldest living representative of the emigrant. 

Hasin Gale, son of John Gale, m. in 1756, Martha Moore, 
and had child., viz., William Gale (who m. 13th Oct. 1785, 
Martha Hodges, dau. of Capt. James Hodges and Sarah 
Granger), — Elizabeth Gale (who m. Jacob Jones, Jr.), — 
George Gale, — John Gale, — Kasin Gale, — Rachel Gale, — 
Mary Gale (who ra. Mr. Cann), — Asenath Gale (who ra. Mr. 
Newell), and Thomas Gale, who m. Ann Hodges, a sister of 
the above-named Martha Hodges. 

Mary Elizabeth Jones, dau. of Daniel and Catherine 
Tilden Ireland Jones, m. 18th Oct. 1849, George Washington 
Mears, and had child., viz., Lelia Anna Catherine, — Mary 
Elizabeth,— George Washington, d. 31st July 1856,— Sarah 
Blay Tylden,— Edward Clarence, d. 23d July I860,— Daniel 
Henry, and Edward Blay Tylden Mears. George Washington 
Mears was born 30th Nov. 1827, the son of Henry Haller 
Mears and Ann Barbard Birkenbine, b. 13th Oct. 1800, m. 
22d Sept. 1824. Henry Haller Mears, b. 31st July 1797, d. 
10th Dec. 1870, was the son of William Mears and Elizabeth 
Haller, b. 24th March 1761, m. in April 1786, d. 1849. 
William Mears, b. 9th March 1761, d. 11th June 1825, was 
the son of John Mears and Susanna Tovvnscnd, b. 14th Dec. 

1737, m. in Phila. 1760, d. 1817. John Mears, b. 4th June 

1738, d. 1819, was the son of William Mears and Elizabeth 
Gilbert, b. 19th Dec. 1715, d. 14th Sept. 1796. William 
Mears, b. 1710, m. about 1735, at Everton, England, came to 
America with Gen. Oglethorpe's expedition, and was lost at 
sea in 1738. 

Jacob Alfred Jones, son of Daniel and Catherine Tilden 
Ireland Jones, m. 30th Dec. 1856, Martha A. Price, dau. of 
Perry and Elizabeth Price, and had child,, viz., William 
Alfred, d. 12th June 1866,— Hyland Tylden,— Lizzie Howard, 
d. 11th Nov. 1867, — Daniel Bazard, and Howard Price Jones, 
who d. 23d Sept. 1874. 

Sarah Catherine Jones, dau. of Daniel and Catherine 
Tilden Ireland Jones, m. 7th Oct. 1852, Thomas Marshall, son 
of James and Mary R. Marshall, and had child., viz., Catherine 
Tylden, d. 1st July 1854,— Mary Tylden,— Sallie Virginia,— 
Anna Lelia, — Carrie Louisa, — Ida Kate, d. 1st Aug. 1865, — 
Charles Tylden, — George Washington, and Clarence Linuard 

John Wesley Jones, son of Daniel and Catherine Tilden 
Ireland Jones, m. 22d Oct. 1867, Mary Billmeyer Murphey, 


dau. of John A. and Mary Murphey, and had child., viz., Helen 
Blay, — Florence Tyldeu, and Charles Tylden Jones. He re- 
ceived, in 1862, the appointment of Secretary to the President 
of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company, a confi- 
dential position of responsibility. Afterwards, he successively 
filled the positions of General Freight Clerk, — Auditor, — 
Secretary, — Secretary and Comptroller, — and, in May 1873, 
was elected First Vice President of the Company, the position 
which he now (1876) ably fills. 

George Washington Jones, son of Daniel and Catherine 
Tilden Ireland Jones, ni. 15th Dec. 1863, Anna Amelia How- 
ard, dau. of Joseph and Susannah K. Howard, and had child., 
viz., Daniel Howard, d. 20th July 1865, — Mary Catherine, — 
Susanna Wesley, — George Washington, d. 12th Sept. 1872, — 
Anna Elizabeth, d. 22d. Nov. 1874, and Ida Josephine Jones. 

Anna Alethea Jones, dau. of Daniel and Catherine Til- 
den Ireland Jones, ra. 11th April 1865, Rev. William Henry 
Hopkins, son of William Henry and Mary J. Hopkins, and 
had child., viz., William Glenmore, — Nettie Lee,^— Harry Tyl- 
den, — John Edward, d., and Howard Blay Hopkins, d. 

Jane I^ouisa Jones, dau. of Daniel and Catherine Tilden 
Ireland Jones, m. 11th May 1869, Henry Churchill Cutler, 
son of Lemuel and Elizabeth Cutler, and had a son, Henry 
Churchill Cutler, d. 

Daniel Jones, son of Daniel and Catherine Tilden Ireland 
Jones, m. 22nd Oct. 1873, Hannah Elizabeth Rush, dau. of 
Stephen P. and Elizabeth Ketcham Rush, and had one child, 
William Rush Jones. 

Charles Neiiemiaii Tilden (a descendant of John Tilden, 
son of the first named Marmaduke Tylden) and his wife, Sarah 
Jane Tilden, had child., viz., Charles Nehemiah, — Elizabeth, 
— William P., — Josephine, — Sarah Jane, — Mary, — Thomas 
Ware, and Edwin Marmaduke Tilden. 

Edwin Marmaduke Tilden, son of Charles Nehemiah 
and Sarah Jane Tilden, m. 31st Jan'y 1854, Williamina 
Tatem, and had a son, William Tatem Tilden. 

Williamina Tatem was the dau. of William Alexander 
and Martha Washington Tabele, who were m. 19th May 1824. 
William Alexander Tatem was the son of Samuel Tatem and 
Mary Alexander, who were m. 1799. Samuel Tatem was the 
son of William Tatem and Susan Ashbrook. 

Sec. 108, H. Richard Wethered, who m. Isabella Blay, 
was descended from James Wethered, Esq., who left a son, 
John Wethered, and two other child. 

318 OLD KENT. 

John Wetuered, son of John, had 3 child., viz., James,— 
Agnes, who m. Sawnder Avery in 1542, and Sisley Wethered, 
who ra. in 1545, George Evely. 

James Wetuered, son of John, m. Alice , and had 

child., viz., Margaret, b. 1539, — Tone, b. 1541, — Edmund, b. 
1542,— Tone, b. 1 545, d. 1557, and Francis Wethered, b. 1547. 

Francis Wethered, sou of James and Alice Wethered, 

m. 1571, Agnes , was a member of Parliament in 1619, 

and left a son, Francis Wethered. 

FuANCis Wethered, son of Francis and Agnes Wethered, 
m. Margaret Bargclaw,d. 1667, leaving two child., viz., Eliza- 
beth Wethered, b. 1600, who m. Henry Guy Tring, and had 
a dau., Elizabeth Tring (who m. Sir Anderson de Pendecy, 
Knight of the Golden Spurs, and a son, Henry Tring), and 
Thomas Wethered, b. 1606, d. 1671. Henry Guy Tring was 
Groom of the Bed Chamber, Clerk of the Treasury, and a 
member of Parliament. 

Thomas Wethered, son of Francis and Margaret Barg- 

claw Wethered, m. in 1626, Elizabeth , and had child., 

viz., Francis and Samuel Wethered. 

Col. Samuel Wethered, R. A., sou of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth Wethered, left three sons, viz., Thomas, who sold the 
family estate to Lord Tankerville, and d. in Italy, — William 
and Samuel Wethered, Esqs. 

Samuel Wethered, Esq., of London, son of Col. Samuel 
Wethered, m. Dolly Lewin, and d. 1719, leaving child., viz., 
Samuel, — Lewin, Governor of Cape Coast Castle, Africa, — 
George, — Richard, — Henry, lost at sea, — Sarah, and Mary 
Wethered. All these child., excepting Lewin and George 
Wethered, came to America with their mother in 1720. 

Samuel Wethered, son of Samuel and Dolly Lewin 
Wethered, returned to England, and m. Miss Thornton, and 
had child., viz.. Col. William,— Col. Samuel, R. A., — John,— 
Thomas, — Sarah, who m. Mr. Law, Commissary R. A., at 
Fort Cumberland, —Catharine, who m. Capt. Dixon, R. A., — 
and Polly Wethered, who m. Sir Arthur Loftus, R. A. 

Col. William Wethered, R. A., son of Samuel Wethered, 
was present at Braddock's defeat, m. Miss Cochrane, and had 
child., viz., Samuel and William Wethered, R. N., lost at sea 
in H. B. M. Rockingham, — Thomas Wethered, Commissary 
General, R. A. (who m. Miss Kirwin, and had two child., viz., 
Thomas, Surgeon, R. A., and Henrietta, who m. Dr. Bernard 
DufiFy, and had a dau., Arabella Duffy), — Molly Wethered, and 
Dolly Wethered, who m. Capt. Quintin, R, A. 

W£THERED. 319 

Richard Wethered, son of Samuel and Dolly Lewin 
Wethered, m. Isabella Blay, dau. of Col. William and Isabella 
Pearee Blay, of Blny's Kange, Kent, and bad child., viz., 
William (who m. Miss Hurt, removed to Virginia, and had a 
son, Peregrine, who m. Miss Turpin, and had a son, Turpin 
Wethered), — John, — Samuel, and a 2nd John Wethered. 

John Wethered, son of Richard and Isabella Blay 
Wethered, m. Mary Sykes, dau. of Judge J. Sykes, of Dela- 
ware, and had child., viz., Peregrine, who d. 1857, — Samuel, — 
Lewin, — Mary, — Sarah Isabella, — Ann Catharine, — Catharine 
Matilda, — Harriet C, and Caroline Wethered. 

Peregrine Wethered, son of John and Mary Sykes 
Wethered, m. Hannah Medford, and had child., viz., John 
Lathem and Mary Elizabeth Wethered. 

John Lathem Wethered, son of Peregrine and Hannah 
Medford Wethered, m. 16th Jan'y 1862, Charlotte Spencer, 
dau. of George and Margaretta Ringgold Spencer (see Spencer), 
and had child., viz., Margaretta Spencer, — Mary Elizabeth, 
and John Lathem Wethered. 

Mary Elizabeth Wethered, dau. of Peregrine and 
Hannah Medford Wethered, ra, William Janvier, who d. 26th 
April 1876, and had child., viz., William, — John Wethered, 
and Mary C. Janvier. 

Samuel Wethered, son of John and Mary Sykes Wethered, 
m. Eliza Yeates, dau. of Col. Yeates, of Kent, and had child., 
viz., John D., — George H., who ra. Ann Irwin, — Matilda, — 
Lewina, — Eh'zabeth, — Sally, and Samuel Wethered, who m. 
Elizabeth Evans, and had child., viz., George, — Mary, — Eliza, 
and Hugh Wethered. 

Lewin Wethered, son of John and Mary Sykes Wethered, 
m. Elizabeth Ellicott, dau. of Elias Ellicott, and had child., 
viz., Peregrine Wethered, — Charles C. Wethered, who m. 
Elizabeth Bathurst, and had a son, Charles, b. 1837, d, 1840, 
— Hon. John Wethered, who m. Mary Thomas, dau. of Philip 
E. Thomas, the first President of the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Company in 1827, — Samuel Wethered, — Mary Lewin 
Wethered (who m. Wm. G. Thomas, and had child,, viz., 
Philip Thomas, who m. Susette Marigny, and had two child., 
viz.,Susette and Philip, — Ann Thomas, who ra. William Bell, 
and had 3 child., viz., Mary Lewin, Rebecca and Ann Bell, 
— Lewin W. Thomas, — Mary Lewin Thomas, — Evan Thomas, 
Elizabeth Thomas, — Harriet Thomas and Wethered Thomas), 
— Ann Wethered (who ra. Henry Carvill,and had child., viz., 
Mary and John Carvill), — Lewin Wethered, — Elizabeth 

320 OLD KENT. 

Wethered (who m. Hon. D. N. Barringer, Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary and Envoy Extraordinary in 1850 to Spain, and had 
child., viz., Lewin, Elizabeth, Paul, Moreau and Samuel Bar- 
ringer), — and James S. Wethered, who m. Mary Woodworth, 
and had child., viz., Lewina, — Carrie, — Molly, and Wood- 
worth Wethered. 

Peregrine Wethered, son of Lewin and Elizabeth 
EUicott Wethered, ra. Louisa Maria Wickes, dau. of Lambert 
and Alethea Ireland Wickes, and had child., viz., Lewin and 
Ann Elizabeth Wethered, who m. W. N. E. Wickes. (See 

Ann Catharine Wethered, dau. of John and Mary 
Sykes Wethered, ra. Robert C. Ludlow, U. S. N., and had 
child., viz., Bainbrldge Ludlow, U. S. N., — Augustus Ludlow, 
who m. A. Crook, and had child., viz., Mary C, Sally, Charlotte, 
Kate and Rose, — Mary Ludlow, who m. James Carroll (see 
Carroll), and Catharine Ludlow. 

Catharine Matilda Wethered, dau. of John and Mary 
Sykes Wethered, m. George Jaflfrey, and had two child., viz., 
Matilda, d. 1850, and Mary Jaffrey, who m. Capt. H. Field, 
U. S. A. 

Harriet C. Wethered, dau. of John and Mary Sykes 
Wethered, m. Admiral William B. Shubrick, U. S. N., and 
had two child., viz., Mary Shubrick, who m. Dr. George 
Clymer, Surgeon, U. S. N., and had a dau., Mary W. S. 
Shubrick Clymer, and Harriet Shubrick, d. 1830. 

Polly Lewin, who m. Samuel Wethered, was descended 
from John Lewin, Esq., whose son, John, m. Miss Plomer, 
dau. of an Alderman of London, and had 4 child., viz., 
Elizabeth, — Mary, — John, and Thomas Lewin. 

John Lewin, b. 1538, m. Sybil Allen, dau. of Sir William 
Allen^ Knt., of London, who had a son, William, who had a 
son, Samuel Lewin, Esq., of London, whose son, Sir William 
Lewin, Knt., b. in 1664, Sheriff' of London in 1713, m. Lady 
Susanna Champion, d. 1737, and had child., viz., Polly Lewin, 
who m. Samuel Wethered, — Richard Lewin, Esq., Sheriff' of 
Kent in 1726, — Sarah Lewin, who m. Lord Colchester, and 
Catharine Lewin, who m. Sergeant Maynard, M. P. 

The above (Sec. 108, H.) is taken, excepting a few particu- 
lars, from a lithographed chart, in the possession of Hon. 
John Wethered and other members of the family, entitled 
"Genealogy of the Wethered Family, Ashline Hall, Hert- 
fordshire and Buckinghamshire, Great Berkhamsted, England/' 


Sec. 109. At a Court holden for the County of Kent at the 
Towne of New Yarmouth, the 22d day of June, By his Lord- 
ships Commissioners 1686; 

Present— Capt. Wm. Lawbence 
Mr. John Hinson Mr. Isaac Winchester 

Mr. Wm. Frisby Mr. Corn. Comegys 

Mr. Charles Tilden Mr. Hans Hanson 

Mr. Christe Goodhand Mr. Daniel Norist. 

Mr. Michael Turbutt produced a Commissiou appointing.him 
Clerk of the County. Mr. Phillip Everett was Foreman of the 
Grand Jury at this Court. Mr. Edward Sweatman was the 
High Sheriff of Kent this year. 

At the September Term the Court established and ordered 
the following to be published. 

The Rates or Prices of Liquors Sett by this Court for the 


Lbs. Tobacco. 

Brandy per gall 100 

Rum per gall 080 

Brandy Burnt per gall 100 

Cider per gall .' , 020 

Quince drink & Perry per gall 025 

Sherry Wines per gall 120 

Port, a Port Wine per gall 060 

Claret & white Wine per gall 060 

Canary per Grail 150 

A Bowl of Punch with one quart of Rum and Ingredients.. 040 

Ditto Brandy 060 

Madeira Wines per gall 076 

Molasses beer per gall 012 

Mault Beer— strong — per gall, 020 

This Court Orders the Clarke to draw out and put up A 
Copy of the above Rates of Liquors in the Court house. 

Tho. Joce, Clk. 

There were 401 taxable persons in Kent in the year 1686. 

Among the appropriations this year were the following 
interesting particulars : 

To Valentine Southern for Expenses on the Towne on 
Kent Island, 400 lbs. of Tobacco. 

322 OLD KENT. ISec. 1 10, 1 1 1 . 

To Mr. Anthony Workman for Expenses on the Towne on 
Kent Island, 380 lbs. Tob. 

To Wm. Elliott for Laboring 6 days on the Towne on said 
Island, at 10—60 lbs. Tobacco. 

Sec. 110. At a Court holden for Kent County the 22d day 
of March in the Twelfth year of the Dominion of the Rt. 
Honbic Charles Ijord Baron of Baltimore. Annoq Domi. 

The Court Orders and appoints Constables for the year 

Thomas Seward, Constable for Eastern Neck. Benjamin 
llicaud, Constable for Swan Creek. James Wattson, Henry 
Hosier, William Batemau, Constables for Langford's Bay.' 
Richard Jones, Constable, Upper Hundred, Kent Island. 
Edward Jones ordered to remain until sufficient cause to the 
Court, showed to the contrary as aforesaid. 

This Court orders that Mr. Wm. Harris who is bound for 
England, to buy and bring for the County of Kent the weights 
and scales according to Law for each Towne in said County 
and the costs and charge shall be allowed him in said County 


At a Court holden for Kent County ye 25th day of Sept., 
Anno 1688. Mr. Charles Bass was Clerk. 


Sec. in. Att their Majesties Court holden for Kent 
County the 28th day of November in ye fifth year of their 
Majesties Reigne 1693. 

Present— Capt. Hans Hanson Mr. Edw. Sweatman 
Mr. Dan. Norris Mr. John Copedge, 


Mr. Charles Tildcn sworne Sheriff*. Mr. Charles Hynson, 
Clarke. Mr. Elias King sworne one of ye Justices of the 

December ye 4th being ye Day appointed for Laying the 
County Levy, Mr. Hans Hanson, Mr. Daniel Norris, Mr. 
Elias King appearing, for want of another Justice adjourned 
to ye house of Mr. Edward Sweatman on ye 6th of this instant. 

At a Court holden for Kent County for Laying ye Levy at 
ye house of Mr. Edward Sweatman ye sixth day of December 
in ye 5th year of their Majesties Reign Anno 1693. 


Ordered by ye Court that yc 19th of this instant, December, 
be ye Day appointed for electing ye Vestrymen at ye Towne of 
New Yarmouth. 

There were 476 Taxables in the County this year. 

Sec. 112. At a Court holden by their Majesties Justices 
for Kent County at the Town of New Yarmouth, for Laying 
out ye Upper part of this County into parishes, this 19th day 
of December, in ye 5th year of their Majesties (William and 
Mary), Annoq Dom. 1693. 

The Justices, with the advice of ye most principal free- 
holders present doe lay out ye upper part of this County for 
one District or Parish by ye name of St. Peters (now St. 
Paul's), to begin at ye Lower end of Eastern Neck, bounded 
by Chester River and ye Bay, so far as ye plantation that 
formerly did belong to Plarness and from thence by ye Division 
Line between Kent and Cecil county. 

Entered pr. Charles Bass, Clk. 

Their Majesties Justices do appoint ye 24th day of January 
for electing Vestrymen at the Town of New Yarmouth. 

At their Majesties Court holden for Kent County ye 23d 
day of January in ye 5th year of their Majesties Reign Annoq. 
Dom. 1693. 

Upon motion of Thomas Ringold to this Court it is ye 
opinion of this Court that a servant Judged at eighteen years 
should serve seven years. 

The Court adjourns till to-morrow nine o'clock. 

January yc 24th the Court is again sat. 

Present — Cait. Hans Hanson 
Mr. Elias Kino Mr. Daniel Norris, 


These Justices for want of ye Justices from Kent Island and 
ye Sub Sheriff to Return his Writs from thence, doe order the 
Sheriff to keep all writts and proce&ses in his custody till ye 
next Court. 

The Court adjourns till yc fourth Tuesday in March. 

Sec. 113. January ye 24th 1693-4 Being the day appointed, 
according to a former order of Justices of this County for the 
Electing and Chusing of Vestrymen for St. Peter's Parish, on 
which day at a meeting of ye most principal Freeholders and 
Justices, as aforesaid, at ye house of Mr. Thomas Joyce at ye 

324 OLD KENT. [Sec. 114, 115. 

Towne of New Yarmouth, doth by a Free Election elect 6 
Vestrymen, viz: 

Mr. Thomas Smith Mr. Chas.. Tilden 

Mr. AVm. Frisby *Mr. Mich. Miller 

Mr. Hans Hanson Mr. Simon Wilmer. 

On this day the Justices determined not to transact any 
business on the fourth Thursday in March next, but to 
adjourne the Court, then, until further notice. This was owing 
to a "distemper" which was raging and rendered the inhabi- 
tants incapable of attending. 


Sec. 114. Att their Majesties Court holden for Kent 
County the 17th day of April in the sixth yeare of their 
Majesties Reign Annoq. Dom. 1694. 

The Grand Jury called and sworne. 

Abraham Southern, Foreman, 
Robert Deavenish Wm. Osbourn 
Benjamin Ricaud Robt Blunt 

Joseph Sudler Jno Chase 

Edw Rogers Benj. Blackleach 

Robert Pearl Griffith Jones 

Walter Barley Richard Lowder 

\Iohn Iviot. 

Coroners called, both appear. Constables called : Isaack 
Bowles, Constable of Chester upper hundred, cont. Britton 
Queeny of Chester lower hundred, cont. Thomas Stevens 
appointed Constable of Langfords Bay hundred, sworne in 
open Court. Wm. Wright, Constable of Swan Creek hundred, 
cont. Joseph AVickes appointed Constable of Eastern Neck 
hundred. Edward Rawlins, Constable of ye Lower hundred 
of Kent Island. Anth. Workman, Constable of ye upper 
hundred, cont. 

Sec. 115. Att their Majesties Court holden for Kent 
County, the 26th day of June in the sixth year of their 
Majesties Rcigne Anno. 1694. 

Present — Capt. Hans Hanson, 
Mr. Danll Norris Mr. Ed. Sweatman 
Mr. Elias Kino Mr. John Copebge 


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To the Worshipfull ye Justices of Kent County : 

The Humble petition of John Hynson, Executor, Executor 
of Major Wickes late of Kent County, deceased : 

Humbly sheweth, that on ye Island of Kent in ye juris- 
diction of this Court, Major Wickos died possessed of a 
Certaine Tract of land commonly called and known by ye 
name of Love Point, upon which tract of land, by ye inhabi- 
tants of ye said Island there have and dayley are diveres 
incursions and trespasses, upon ye same caused by means of a 
Boad that is made, and leads to ye point, not being to any 
other plantation nor to any publique Landing, nor to any 
publique advantage, but wholly to ye damage of your peti- 
tioner and them to whom ye heritage may descend, being 
within the inclosures of your petitioner & them concerned : 

Prays order of this Court that ye long continued injurycs 
may cease and that there may noe Road be within the inclosures 
any more for ye persons, above, allowed, &c. 

On the 27th of November 1694 Mr. Simon Wilmer took 
the Oath of Allegiance and abhorrency and qualified as Clerk 
of the County in the place of Charles Hynson. 

Sec. 115, A. Simon Wilmer and Rebecca Wilmer, his 
wife, were the progenitors of the Wilmer Family of Kent. 
Simon Wilmer was a very prominent man in Old Kent. On 
the 24th of Jan'y 1693, he was elected one of the Ist Vestry 
of St. Paul's Parish, and represented Kent in 1698, in the 
Legislature of Maryland. He had child., viz., Simon Wilmer, 
— Lambert Wilmer, — Rebecca Wilmer, who m. Thomas Ring- 
gold (see Ringgold), and Frances Wilmer, who ni. Samuel 
Wickes (see Wickes). 

Lambert Wilmer, son of Simon and Rebecca Wilmer, was 
a Vestryman of Shewsbury Parish, 10th April 1721, d. 1732, 
leaving his wife, Ann Wilmer, and had child., viz., Rebecca 
Wilmer, b. 4th March 1703, who m. Marmaduke Tilden (see 
TiLDEN),— Ann Wilmer, b. 23d Sept. 1705,— Mary Wilmer, 
b. 22d Oct. 1708,— Frances Wilmer, b. 24th March 1710,— 
Simon Wilmer, b. 12th April 1713,— Martha Wilmer, b. 24th 
Oct. 1715, and Lambert Wilmer. 

Simon Wilmer, son of Lambert and Anil Wilmer, had 
child., viz., Edward Price Wilmer, b. 2'id Sept. 1737,— Mary 
Wilmer, b. 17th Feb'y 1738, who m. William Geddes,— 
Simon Wilmer, b. 23d Aug. 1743, — John Lambert Wilmer, 
b. 8th June 1747,— James Jones Wilmer, b. 15th Jan'y 1749, 

326 OLD KENT. 

and Ann Wilmer, b. 18tli Jan'y 1755. His wife's name was 
Mary Wilmer. 

Edward Price Wilmer, son of Simon and Mary Wilmer, 
had child., viz., Simon, b. 8th Aug. 1766, — Lambert Wilmer, 
b. 8th Aug., 1768, and Edward Price AVilmer. His wife's 
name was Mary AVilmer. 

Edward Price Wilmer, sou of Edward Price and Mary 
Wilmer, m. Rachel Wilson, dau.of George and Susan HoUiday 
Wilson, and had child., viz., Henrietta, — Susan Elizabeth, — 
William Carmichael, and Edwin Wilmer. 

Henrietta Wilmer, dau. of Edward Price and Rachel 
Wilson Wilmer, m. Rev. Penuell Coombe and had child., viz., 
Cora Eugenia (who m. Rev. Thomas Poulson), Pennell Thomas, 
and Henrietta Wilmer Coombe. 

Susan Elizabeth Wilmer, dau. of Edward Price and 
Rachel Wilson Wilmer, m. Lambson Farrow, and had child., 
viz., Charles Alfred and Laura Jane Farrow, who m. John 
Megredy McLenahan. 

Edwin Wilmer, son of Edwin Price and Rachel Wilson 
Wilmer, m. Hannah Elizabeth Megredy, and had child., viz., 
Mary Rachel, — Emma Wilson, — Emma Rasin, — Laura Free- 
man, — Edwin Megredy, — Ellen Moor Reynolds, and Florence 
Zeilin Wilmer. 

Simon Wilmer, son of Simon and Rebecca Wilmer, d. 1737, 
and left child., viz., William Wilmer, — Lambert Wilmer, — 
Dorcas Wilmer, — Margaret Wilmer,— Simon AVilmer, — a dau. 
who m. James Moore, and had a son, James Moore, — and 
Mary Wilmer, who m. Mr. Clay, and after his death m. 30th 
Oct. 1746, Rev. George William Forester, Rector of Shrews- 
bury Parish, and had child., viz., George William Forester, 
b. 22nd March 1748 (who m. 29lh Aug. 1779, Temperance 
Redgrave, and had a dau., Mary AVilraer Forester, b. at 8 P. M. 
8th June 1780), — Catharine Margaretta Forester, b. 17th Jan'y 
1753, and Francis Dorcas Forester, b. 10th March 1755. 

William Wilmer, son of the above-named Simon Wilmer, 
m. Rosa Blackiston, and had child., viz., Lambert, — William, 
— Mary, who m. Maj. William Ringgold, of Eastern Neck (see 
Ringgold), — Margaret, who m. James Frisby, — Frances, who 
m. Richard Miller, — and Martha Wilmer, who m. Mr. Bond. 

Blackiston Wilmer (son of AVilliam Wilmer and Rosa 
Blackiston) and Sarah Williamson, were m. 19th Feb'y 1778, 
and had child., viz., Elizabeth Wilmer, b. 4th Feb'y 1779 
(who m. 7th Nov. 1805, Robert Tate, and had a dau. Sarah 
Maria, b. 5th Sept. 1806, who m. J. Frisby Gordon), — Maria 


Wilmer, b. 22d Dec. 1780,— Sarah R. Wilmer, b. 14th Jan'y 
1783,— Harriet Wilmer,b. 20th March 1785,— John William- 
son Wilmer, b. 17th Dec. 1787, and William Blackiston 
Wilmer, b. 27th April 1791, d. 30th Jan'y 1853. 

John Williamson was b. 21st Feb'y 1717, m. 3d May 
1738, Elizabeth Holt, who was b. 4th Sept. 1719. He d. 27th 
Oct. 17G5. She d. 13th April 1786. They had child., viz., 
Maria Williamson, b. 9th Sept. 1739, d. 29th Sept. 1739,— 
Elizabeth Williamson, b. 22d March 1740-1, d. 29th Feb'y 
1741_2 — John Holt Williamson, b. 26th Nov. 1742, d. 26th 
Feb'y 1742-3,— Ann Williamson, b. 25th Aug. 1744, d. 5th 
Sept. 1744,— Sarah Williamson, b. 26th May 1747, who m. 
19th Feb'y 1778, Blackiston Wilmer, and d. 14th June 1827, 
and Mary Williamson, b. 19th June 1750. 

John Williamson AViLMER,son of Blackiston Wilmer and 
Sarah AVilliamson, b. 17th Oct. 1787, m. 22nd Aug. 1809, 
Elizabeth Gittings Croxall, who was b. 9th March 1789, the 
dau. of Thomas and Eleanor Croxall. He d. 15th Dec. 1861. 
She d. iOth Feb'y 1845. They had child., viz., James 
Gittings Wilmer, b. 11th June 1810,— Ellen Wilmer, b. 5th 
Sept. 1811, d. 10th May 1870,— Elizabeth Williamson Wilmer, 
who m. 1st Aug. 1839 George R. Vickers (see Vickers), — 
Sarah Jane W^ilmer, b. 8th July 1815, — a 2nd Sarah Jane 
Wilmer, b. 13th Feb'y 1817, d. 31st Jan'y 1853,— Williamson 
Wilmer, b. 10th Sept. 1818,— a 2nd Williamson Wilmer, b. 8th 
Dec. 1819,— Harriet Wilmer, who m. 3d Oct. 1865, John S. 
Constable,— Rebecca Ann Wilmer, b. 10th Jan'y 1823, d. 27th 
Aug. 1849,— John Charles Wilmer, b. 3d Nov. 1825,— Edward 
Palmer Wilmer, b. 2d May 1827, d. 19th Aug. 1836,— Charles 
Wilmer, and William John Wilmer, who m. 29th Nov. 
1855, Sarah Jane Gaskings, dau. of Samuel Gaskins, of 
Baltimore, and has a son, Samuel Gaskins Wilmer. 

Charles Wilmer, son of John Williamson Wilmer and 
Elizabeth Gittings Croxall, m. 31st Oct. 1860, Harriet M. 
Rogers, dau. of Lloyd N. Rogers, of Druid Hill, Baltimore 
County. She d. 16th April 1862 sine prolcy and he m. 10th 
Nov. 1864, Mary A. Whittingham, dau. of Rt. Rev. William 
Rollinson Whittingham, Bishop of Maryland, and Hannah 
Harrison, of Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, and had 
child., viz , Phoebe Harrison Wilmer, — William Rollinson 
Whittingham Wilmer, — Elizabeth Croxall Wilmer, — Charles 
Wilmer, b. 19th Jan'y 1770, d., and Mary Condit Wilmer. 

William Blackiston Wilmer, sou of Blackiston and 
Sarah Williamson Wilmer, m. 16th April 1816, Mary Ann 

328 OLD KENT. 

Taylor, who was b. 22d Feb'y 1798, the only child of Philip 
Taylor and Annie James, and had child., viz., Sallie Anne 
Wilmer, who m. 23d Dec. 1847, George D. S. Handy,— 
William Blackiston, James Taylor Wilmer, — John William- 
son Wilmer, — Mary Elizabeth Wilmer, who ra. 18th Nov. 
1869, Luther Handy, — Ellen Olivia, and Richard Cox 

William B. Wilmer, son of William Blackiston and Mary 
Ann Taylor Wilmer, m. 11th Oct. 1852, Mary A. Brooks, 
and had child., viz., Alice Medford, — Mary Brooks, — Philip 
George, — William Thomas, — Helena Taylor, — John Handy, 
and William Blackiston William. 

John Williamson Wilmer, son of William Blackiston 
Wilmer and Mary Ann Taylor, m. in Dec. 1859, Sallie Nichol- 
son, of Queen Anne's, and had child., viz., Josephine, — Mary 
Taylor, Mary Anne Taylor, and Sallie Wilmer. 

Lambert Wilmer, son of Simon, and grandson of Simon 

and Rebecca Wilmer, ra. Ann Elizabeth , d. in 1755, 

and had child., viz., Rebecca, and Simon Wilmer, b. 30th 
Aug. 1749, who d. 19th Oct. 1798, at the '* White House 
Farm," near Chestertown, and was there buried. 

Simon Wilmer, of the "White House Farm," son of Lam- 
bert and Ann Elizabeth Wilmer, m. 17th of May 1772, Ann 
Ringgold (dau. of James and Mary Ringgold), who was b. 1 7th 
Feb'y 1746, and had child., viz., Ann Eliza Wilmer, b. 29th 
Jan'y 1773, d. 13th March 1798 (who m. Mr. Miller, of Kent, 
and had a dau., Martha Rebecca), — Lambert Wilmer, b. 21st 
March 1774, d. in April 1775,— James Wilmer, b. Aug. 1775, 
d. 10th April 1831, in Phila., buried in Christ Church Ceme- 
tery,— I^mbert Wilmer, b. March 1778, d. Sept. 1786,— 
Simon, b. 25th Dec. 1779,— William Henry Wilmer, b. 29th 
Oct. 1782, who m. Harriet Ringgold, d. 25th July. 1827, at 
Williamsburg, Va., — John Ringgold Wilmer, b. 9th March 
1784, m. Ann E. Eccleston, d. 22nd June 1823, buried at 
" White House Farm,— Peregrine Wilmer, b. Aug. 1786, and 
d. Sept. 1786,— and Mary Wilmer, b. 1788. Mrs. Ann Ring- 

fold Wilmer d. 3rd April 1789, and was buried at the " White 
louse Farm." Simon Wilmer m. again, Mary Dunn, and had 
child., viz.. Peregrine, b. 19th June, 1791, d. 4th Feb'y 1836, 
—Sarah, b. in 1792, d. 25th Aug. 1824, at Alexandria, Va.,— 
Lemuel, b. 1st Jan'y 1795, d. 10th March 1869, and Anne 
Eliza Wilmer. Mrs. Mary Dunn Wilmer d. 29th March 1831, 
at Alexandria, Va. 

WILMER. 329 

Sarah Wilmer, dau. of Simon Wilmer and his 2nd wife, 
Mary Dunn, m. Isaac Cannell, and had child., viz., Mary 
Susannah d., and AVilmer Cannell, who m. Sally Skipwith 
(sister of Helen Skipwith, wife of Bishop Joseph Pere Bell 
Wilmer, of Louisiana), and d. in 1873, leaving child., viz., 
Skipwith, who m. Miss Miller, of Phila., — Wilmer, — Sally, — 
Virginia (who m. Mr. Wheeler, of Phila.), — Mary (who m. 
Howard Peterson, of Phila., and has one child), — Annie and 
Gertrude Cannell. 

Reverend Lemuel AVilmer, son of Simon Wilmer and 
his 2nd wife, Mary Dunn, was the Rector of Port Tobacco 
Parish, Charles County. *'He had been in active charge of 
this parish nearly forty-seven (47) years, having entered upon 
its duties on the 1st of July 1822. He faithfully and labori- 
ously cultivated this vineyard with almost the same burning 
zeal and energy in his last years that shone so brightly in his 
early ministry. Of his zeal and efficiency, the best evidence 
is found in the flourishing condition of the parish under his 
pastoral charge. He was enabled to meet almost without 
failure his weekly appointments every Sunday in two churches, 
at the distance of ten miles apart. And yet he was spared to 
a good old age, and in his seventy-fifth year he honorably and 
nobly fell with his harness on. To his persevering zeal and 
pious liberality St. PauFs Chapel, a beautiful temple, will be 
an enduring monument. The very day on which he was 
seized with his last sickness, he read the service and preached 
twice, administered the Holy Communion, and rode twenty 
miles.'^ He was b. at the "White House Farm" in Kent 
County, 1st Jan'y 1795, and d. 10th March 1869. He m. 
Jane Henrietta Frisby, of Kent, who was b. 15th Jan'y 1795, 
and d. in Charles County, 23d Sept. 1865, and had child., viz., 
Lemuel Wilmer, — John Frisby Wilmer. — Henrietta William- 
son Wilmer, — Ann Elizabeth Wilmer, who were b. in Kent, 
and the following child, b. in Charles, viz., Pere Wilmer, — 
William R. Wilmer, a 2nd Lemuel Wilmer, — Rebecca Frisby 
Wilmer, and Mary Jane Wilmer. 

Pere Wilmer, son of Rev. Lemuel Wilmer and Jane 
Henrietta Frisby, m. twice. His 1st wife was Susan Roberts, 
of Charles County, and had child., viz., Lemuel Allison 
Wilmer, Attorney, Baltimore, — Pere AVilmer, of Charles 
County, and Joseph Ringgold Wilmer, U. S. N. His 2nd 
wife was Alice Lilly, of Baltimore, and had child., viz., Ruth 
and Edith Wilmer. 

330 , OLD KENT. 

Db. William R. Wilmer, son of Rev. Lemuel Wilmer 
and Jane Henrietta Frisby, m. Elizabeth M. Day, of Bridge- 
port, Conn., and had one son, Guy AVilmer. 

Lemuel Wilmer, son of Rev. Lemuel Wilmer and Jane 
Henrietta Frisby, ra. 10th July 1861, Henrietta M. Brawner, 
dau. of Henry Middleton Brawner and Catharine Robertson 
(sec Robertson), and had child., viz., Jane, — Catharine, — 
William Ringgold, — Henrietta Maria, and Lemuel Wilmer. 

James Wilmer, son of Simon AVilmer and his 1st wife 
Ann Ringgold, m. 15th Sept. 1797, Ann Emerson, of Easton 
(dau. of Thomas Emerson, of England), and had child., viz, 
Elizabeth (who m. 20th May 1823, Lynford Lardner, who d. 
in 1834, leaving one son, John Lardner), — Nancy, — Margaret, 
— Robert, who m. Miss Heath, of Phila.,— James, who d. 
1840, — John Ringgold, — Mary Louisa, who m. William 
Lippincott, of Phila., and Ellen Wilmer. 

Nancy Wilmer, dau. of James and Ann Emerson Wilmer. 
m. Samuel Rush, son of Dr. Benjamin Rush of Phila., and 
had child., viz., William Rush and Julia Rush, who ra. 
Alexander Biddle, of Phila., and had child., viz., Alexander 
William, — Henry, — Julia Rush, — Wilmer, — Lewis, — 
Marriamne, and Lynford Biddle. 

Margaret Wilmer, dau. of James and Ann Emerson 
AVilmer, m. Admiral James Lardner, U. S. N., and d. in 
1845, leaving two child., viz., Lynford Lardner (who m. Ella 
Sweetser, of Boston, and had a dau. Margaret), and Margaret 
Lardner, who m. Edward Reakirt, of Phila. Admiral 
James Lardner survived his wife, Margaret Wilmer Lardner, 
and m. in 1851, her sister, Ellen Wilmer, and had child., viz., 
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner and James Lardner. 

John Ringgold AVilmer, son of James and Ann Emerson 
Wilmer, m. Miss Teissiere, of Phila., who d. 1852 sine prole. 
His 2nd wife, m. 1855, was Nathalie Chazournes, and had 
child., viz., Marie Louisa, — James, — John Ringgold, — Charles 
B., and Marie Eliza Nathalie Wilmer. 

Reverend Simon Wilmer, son of Simon and Ann Ring- 
gold, m. Rebecca Frisby, and had child., viz., John Ringgold 
Wilmer, — Joseph Pere Bell Wilmer, — Mary Ann Wilmer, and 
William L. AVilmer. His 2nd wife was Mrs. Eleanor Tub- 
man, and had child., viz., Mary Rebecca Frisby Wilmer, and 
Elizabeth AVilmer. 

Rt. Rev. Joseph Pere Bell Wilmeh, son of Rev. Simon 
Wilmer and his 1st wife, Rebecca Frisby, was consecrated in 
Christ Church, New Orleans, Wednesday, 7th Nov. 1866, 


Bishop of Louisiana, being the 80th in the succession of Amer- 
ican Bishops, of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He m. 
Helen Skipwith, of Mechlenburg County, Va., and had child., 
viz., Skipwith, — Rebecca, — Joseph, — Helen Skipwith, — Wil- 
liam Nivison, and John Ravenscroft Wilraer. Helen Skip- 
with was the dau. of Hon. Humberston Skipwith and Sarah 
Nivison. Hon. Humberston Skipwith was the 2nd son of Sir 
Peyton and Ijady Jean Skipwith. 

Skipwith WiLMER,son of Rt. Rev. Joseph Pere Bell Wil- 
mer and Helen Skipwith, m. 15th June 1871, Delia Jarvis 
Tudor, dau. of Frederick and Euphemia Tudor, of Boston, and 
had child., viz., Euphemia Fenno, b. 28th April 1872, d. 5th 
May 1873,— Joseph Pcre Bell, d. 2nd June 1874, and Helen 
Skipwith Wilmer. 

John Ringgold Wilmer, son of Rev. Simon Wilmer and 
his 1st wife, Rebecca Frisby, m. Lydia Longstreth, and had 
child., viz., William Craig and John R. Wilmer. 

Mary Rebecca Wilmer, dau. of Rev. Simon Wilmer and 
his 2nd wife. Eleanor Tubman, m. Dr. James Burd Peale, of 
Holmesburg, Phila., son of Rubens Peale and Eliza Patterson, 
of Germantown, Pa., and had child., viz., Eleanor Wilmer 
Peale, — Caroline Elise Peale, and Elizabeth Burd Peale. (See 

Rev. William Henry Wilmer, D.D., son of Simon and 
Ann Ringgold Wilmer, was President of the " General Con- 
vention of the Bishops, the Clergy and the Laity of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States," President 
of William and Mary College, and also a Professor in the 
Virginia Theological Seminary. He m. three times. His 
1st wife was Harriet Ringgold, dau. of James Ringgold. His 
2d wife was Miss Cox, and had child., viz., William Wilmer 
d., — the Right Reverend Richard Hooker Wilmer, D. D., who 
was consecrated Bishop of Alabama, 6th of March 1862, — 
Rev. George Wilmer, D.D., — Jane Eliza Wilmer, who m. 
Rev. Samuel Buel, D. D., Professor in the General Theological 
Seminary, New York, — Marion Wilmer, who ra. Rev. R. 
Templeton Brown, and Maria Wilmer. His 3d wife was 
Anne Fitzhugh, and had several child., of whom, only one is 
living, Elizabeth Wilmer. He d. 25th July 1827. 

Sec. 115, B. Dr. James Burd Peale, who m. Mary 
Rebecca Frisby Wilmer, was descended from the world- 
renowned artist, Charles Willson Peale, and William Shippen. 

William Siiippex, of Yorkshire, England, had child., viz., 
a dau., who m. Mr. Leybourne, of Yorkshire, — Rev. William 

332 OLD KENT. 

Shippen, Hector of St. Mary'^ Cliurch, Stockport, and Edward 
Shippen, who was b. in 1G39, and emigrated to America. 

Edward Shippen and liis 1st wife, Elizabeth Lybrand, of 
Boston, liad child., viz., Frances, b. at Boston, 2d Fcl>'y 1672, 
d. 9th April 1673,— Edward, b., same place, 2nd Oct. 1674, <K 
2d Nov. 1674,— William, b, same place, 4th Oct. 1675, d. 
1676, — Eliza, I). Ang. 1676, d. young, — Eilward, b., at Boston, 
10th Dec. 1677, d., at Philadelphia, 26th Dec. 1712 (who m. 
Anna Francina Vandcrleyden, and had a dan., Margaret, who 
m. John Jeky I, Collector of the port of Boston, and had child., 
viz., Franois Jckyl, who m. William Hicks, and Marjraret, 
who m. Mr. Chalmers), — Joseph, b., at Boston, 28th Fob'y 
1678-9,— Mary, b. 6th May 1681, d. 1688, and Anne Shippen, 
b., at Boston, 17th June 1684, who m. 10th July 1706, Thomas 
Story, and d. sine j^role. 

Joseph Shippen, son of Edward Shippen and Elizabeth 
Lybrand, m., in Boston, 28th July 1702, Abigail Grosse, dau. 
of Thomas and Elizabeth Grosse. She d. 28th June 1716, at 
Phila. They had child., viz., Edward, b., in Boston, 9th July 
1703,— Elizabeth, b., in Phila., 17th April 1765, d. 8th June 
1714, — Joseph, b., in Phila., 28th Nov. 1706, m. Mary 
Kearney, and d. in June 1793, — William, b. 31st Aug. 1708, 
d. 29th Dec. 1710,— Anne, b. 5th Aug. 1710, m. 21st Jan'y 
1731, Charles Willincr, who was b. 18th May 1710, at Bristol, 
England, and d., in Phila., 30th Nov. 1754, where she also d. 
23d June 1790,— William, b. Lst Oct. 1712, and Elizabeth 
Shippen, b. 28th Sept. 1714, d. 3d Dec. 1714. 

Edwaud Siiippex, eldest son of Joseph Shippen and Abigail 
Grosse, m. at Philadelphia, 20th Sept. 1726, Sarah Plumley, 
dau.of Ciiarlcsand Rose Plumley, who was b. in Philadelphia, 
8th Nov. 1706, d. 28th April 1735. They had child., viz., 
Elizabeth, b. 17th Aug. 1726, d. 29th Aug. 1726,— Joseph 
and William, twhis, b. and d. Sept. 1727, — Edward, b. 16th 
FebV 1 728-9, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania (who m. Margaret 
Francis, dau. of Tench Francis and Elizabeth Turbutt, and 
had 9 child., viz., Elizabeth (who m. Maj. J]dward Burd, son 
of Col. James Burd and Sarah Shippen, and had child., viz., 
Edward Stephen Burd, who m. Miss Sims, Margaret Burd, 
who m. D. W. Coxe, and Sarah Burd), — Sarah (who m. Thomas 
Lea, and had child., viz., Robert Lea, Margaret Lea, who m. 
Dominick Lynch, Jane Lea, who m. Julius Izard Pringlc, of 
S. C, Dominick Lea, who m. Antonio Aquimba, Margaret 
Shippen Lea, who m. Stewart C. Maitland, and George Harri- 
son Lea), — Edward (who m. Elizabeth Footman, and had 


chilli., viz., Edward, Margaret, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary and 
Fanny Shippcn), — Mary (who m. Dr. William Mcllvaine, 
and had child., viz., William, Edward Bloomfield, Maria, and 
Margaret Mcllvaine), — James, — Margaret (who m. 8th April 
1779, Genl. Benedict Arnold, and left many descendants, now 
living in England),— Sarah, b. 22d Feb'y 1730,— Joseph, b. 
30th Oct. 1732, and Rose Shippen. b. 10th Sept. 1734, d. 

Sarah Shippen, dan. of Edward Shippcn and Sarah 
Phimley, m. Col. James Burd, the 3rd son of Edward Burd, 
«)f Ormiston, near Edingburgh, Scotland, and his wife, Jane 
Halliburton, a dan. of the Lord Provost of Edingburgh. Col. 
Burd and his wife d. at his esUite of Tinian, near Harrisburg. 
He was elected 18th Sept. 1773, Colonel of a Regiment in the 
Revolutionary Army. They had child., viz., Sarah Burd, 
who m. Judge Jasper Yeates, — Edward Burd (who m. his 
cousin, Elizabeth Shippen, dau. of Chief Justice Edward 
Shippen and Margaret Francis), — Jane Burd, who m. George 
Patterson, — Margaret Burd, who m. Jacob Hubley, — James 
Burd, who m. Elizabeth Baker, and Joseph Burd, who m. 1st 
Kitty Cochrane, 2dly Harriet Bailey. 

Sec. 115, C. Eliza Patterson, dau. of George Patterson 
and Jane Burd, m. Rubens Peale, son of Charles Willson 
Peale and Rachel Brewer, and had child., viz., Charles Willson, 
— George Patterson, — William, — Mary, — James Burd, and 
Edward Burd Peale, who in. 9tli Nov. 1859, Louisa Harriet 
Hubley, dau. of Hon. Francis Hubley, and had child., viz., 
Anna Frances and Rubens Pcalc. 

Dr. James Burd Peale, son of Rubens Peale and Eliza 
Patterson, m. Mary C. M. Burney, and had two child., viz., 
Mary Burd and Jane Peale. He m. a 2nd time Mary Rebecca 
Frisby Wilmcr, dau. of Rev. Simon AVilmcr and P]leanor 
Tubman, and had child., viz., Eleanor Wilmer, — Caroline, — 
Elise, and Elizabeth Burd Peale. 

RunENS Peale, the father of Dr. James Burd Peale, was 
descended from the Rev. Charles Peale, Rector of Edith 
Weston, County of Rutland, England, heir-in-tail to the 
manor of Wootten, Oxfordshire, the estate of Charles Willson, 
Doctor of Physic, who d. in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in March 
1724. The Rev. Charles Peale left a son, Charles Peale, who 
came to this country, and a dau., Margaret Jane Peale. 

Charles Peale settled in Kent and was for many years a 
teacher in the celebrated Free School at Chestertown, He 
was an accomplished scholar and a polished gentleman. In 

334 OLD KENT. [iSlec. 115,2). 

the absence of the clergymau of the parish he occasionally 
officiated at divine service. He d. in 1750, leaving a widow 
and five child,, viz., Charles Willson Peale, — Margaret Jane 
Pealc, who m. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay, of the British Army, 
— St. George Peale, who was distinguished as the head of the 
Land OflSce, — Elizabeth Digby Peale, who m. Capt. Polk, and 
James Peale, the celebrated painter of miniatures and still life. 

Charles Willson Peale was b. in Chestertown 16th 
April 1741, and at an early age went to Annapolis and engaged 
in the saddler, coach, clock, watch making, and silversmith 
business. While on a visit to Norfolk he saw some pictures, 
painted by a Mr. Frazier, which were so far below his idea of 
art, which had been formed by the contemplation of a portrait 
of Lord Baltimore, at Annapolis, that he was inspired with a 
hope of excelling, and, at once, determined to be an artist. 

Upon his return with the materials to be found in a coach 
factory of that day, he painted a landscape and portrait of 
himself, holding a palette and brushes in his hand, with a 
clock in the back-ground. He afterwards visited England 
and received instruction from Mr. West and Mr. Fiaxman. 
In 1776 he settled in Phila. as an artist, but soon became 
deeply interested and actively engaged in the patriotic move- 
ments of the people. He raised a company of volunteers, 
was elected Captain, and served in the battles of Trenton and 
German town. 

In 1786 the idea of forming a Museum of Natural History 
was suggested to his mind by some bones of the Mammoth, 
which were brought to him to make drawings from. In 1810 
he succeeded in establishing an Academy of the Fine Arts, 
He ra. 3 times. His 1st wife was Rachel Brewer. He d. in 
1827, and left child., viz., Kaphael, — Angelica Kaufman, — 
Rembrandt, — Rubens, — Sophonisha, — Carriera, — Linacus, — 
Franklin, — Sybilla, — Meriam, — Elizabeth, and Titian Peale. 

Rubens Peale, son of Charles Willson Peale and Rachel 
Brewer, m. Eliza Patterson, and had child, before-mentioned. 

Sec. 115, D. George R. Vickers, who m. Eh'zabeth Wil- 
liamson Wilraer, was descended from George Vickers, who m. 
Rebecca, dan. of David Phipery, emigrated from England to 
Mass., and d. about 1679, leaving sons, viz., George, — Isaac, 
and Jonathan Vickers. 

George Vickers, son of George Vickers and Rebecca 

Phipery, m. Lucy , and had child., viz., Silvanus, b. 

13th June 1683,— Hannah, b. 9th Sept. 1685,— George, b. 
14th Aug. 1688,— Elizabeth, b. 1693,— Lucy, b. 20th Oct. 


1695, d. 2d Aug. 1698,— Israel, b. 30th Nov. 1698, d. 28th 
Jan'y 1699, and a 2nd Israel, b. 17th Dec. 1699. 

George Vickers, son of George and Lucy Vickers, m. 
10th Dec. 1710, Elizabeth Binney, and had child., viz., Mercy, 
b. 14th Sept. 1711, and George Vickers, b. 12th Nov. 1713. 

George Vickers, son of George Vickers and Elizabeth 
Binney, m. 1730, Lydia Tower, removed to the Eastern Shore 
of Maryland, and had child., viz., Jesse Vickers, b. 16th Oct. 
1737 (who m. Jennie Clothier, and had child., viz., Benjamin, 
Celia, Milly, and Sarah),— Abner Vickers, b. 6th Nov. 1740, 
who had child., viz., Asa and Rosa, — Benjamin Vickers, b. 
26th Jan'y 1742,— William Vickers, b. 8th Jan^ 1746,— 
George Vickers, b. 6th Nov. 1747,— Lydia Vickers, b. 30th 
May 1749 (who m. Jacob Shaffer, and had child., viz., Barbara 
and Elizabeth Shaffer), and James Vickers, b. 22nd July 1752, 
m. Avis Rollison, and had child., viz., Ella, and Eh'zabeth 
Vickers, who m. John Atkisson. Lydia Tower was b. 1st May 
17J3, the dau. of Hezekiah Tower and Elizabeth, dau. of 
Mathew Whiton. Hezekiah Tower was the son of Ibrook 
Tower and Margaret, dau. of John Hardin. Ibrook Tower 
was the son of John Tower, who m. 13th Feb'y 1639, Mar- 
garet Ibrook, and John Tower was the son of Robert Tower 
and Dorothy Dawson, who were m. 1607, in Norfolk Co., 

Benjamin Vickers, son of George Vickers and Lydia 
Tower, ra. Rachel Roberts, and had child., viz., David, b. 16th 
Oct. 1765,— Ann, b. 16th Sept. 1767, who m. Samuel Beck, 
and d. 1839,— Elizabeth, b. 20th Dec. 1771, d. 12th Jan'y 
1832,— Captain Joel, b. 14th Aug. 1774, d. 2nd Dec. I860,— 
Samuel, b. 6th Sept. 1776, d. 31st Aug. 1802,— Benjamin, b. 
28th Oct. 1778, d. an infant,— William, b. 18th Feb'y 1783, 
d. 23rd Feb'y 1865, sine profe,— Sophia, b. 16th Jan'y 1786, d. 
an infant, — John R. Vickers, b. 18th Dec. 1787, lost at sea, 
1811, and Mary Vickers, b. 16th Jan'y 1781, who ra. William 
Voss, and had child., viz., Elizabeth Rachel, — Hester Ann 
(who m. Rev. George Barton, and d. 1840, leaving a son, 
George I. Barton), — Mary Jane (who m. James W. Phillips, 
and d. 21st May 1852, leaving child., viz., AVealthy Anne, d., 
Hester Ann, Geraldine, Mary Jane, and John W. Phillips, d.), 
Sophia V. Voss, who d. unm. 10th Sept. 1832. 

Capt. Joel Vickers, son of Benjamin Vickers and Rachel 
Roberts, m. Ada Beck, of Kent, removed to Baltimore, and 
had child., viz., Geraldine Vickers, d., — Celena Vickers, who 
m. Charles Jessup, — George R. Vickers (who m. 1st Aug. 

336 OLD KENT. 

1839, Elizabeth Williamson Wilmcr,dau. of John W. Wilmer, 
of Baltimore, d. 1875, and had child., viz., Joel, Ada, George, 
Samuel Roberts, and William H. Collins Vickers), — Benjamin 
Albert Vickers (who m. Mary I., dau. of Francis Foreman, 
and had child., viz., Benjamin Albert, Annie, Robert J. Walker, 
Geraldine Sarah, Mary, Frances, and Charles Jessup Vickers), 
and a 2nd Geraldine Vickers. 

WiiiLiAM Vickers, son of George and Lydia Tower Vickers, 
m. Margaret Bordley, and had child., viz., Capt. James, b. 22d 
Feb'y 1776, — Mary, who m. Richard Ayres, and had a dau., 
Elizabeth Ayres, and Jesse Vickers, who m. Mary Redgrave, 
and left a son, Jesse Vickers. 

Capt. James Vickers, son *)f William Vickers and Mar- 
garet Bordley, participated in the battle of Caulks' Field, and 
was one of the gallant few who remained all night upon the 
ground to succor the wounded. He m. Ann Davis, of Queen 
Anne's, who d. 1827. He d. Oct. 1818. They had sons, viz., 
William, d. an infant, and Gen. George Vickers, b. 19th Nov. 

General George Vickers, of Chestertown, son of Capt. 
James Vickers and Ann Davis, was admitted to the bar of 
Kent in 1832, in 1836 was one of twenty-one Whig members 
of the Senatorial College, and subsequently declined the 
appointment of Judge tendered by Governoi-s Bradford and 
Hicks. In 1864 he was a Presidential Elector. In 1865 he 
was elected a member of the Senate of Maryland. In 1868 
he was elected a Senator of the United States, voted for the 
acquittal of President Johnson, and filed a written statement 
of the reasons for his vote. In 1861 he was appointed by 
Gov. Hicks, Maj. General of the Maryland Militia. He m. 
5th Jan'y 1826, Mary, dau. of James Mansfield, of Chester- 
town, and had eleven child., viz., George Jefferson Vickers, b. 
30th Nov. 1826,d. 28th April 1864,— James Mansfield Vickers, 
—William Albert Vickers, b. 28th July 1831, d. 17th Oct. 
1832,— a 2nd William Albert Vickers, b. 29th April 1834, 
(who m. Mary Emma Boon, dau. of James Boon, and d. 30th 
April 1874, leaving child., viz., George Smith, Percy Bates, 
and James Boon Vickers), — Benjamin Clothier Vickers, b. 
29th April 1836 (who entered the Regiment of General 
(Bishop) Polk, C. S. A., was mortally wounded at Shiloh, and 
d. at Memphis in June 1862), — Annette Tower Vickers, b. 
17th May 1839, d. 30th Sept. 1842,— Harrison W ilson Vickers, 
b. 28th Jan'y 1841, d. 11th Oct. 1842,— a second Annette 
Tower Vickers (who m. John Henry White, and had child.^ 


viz., George Vickers, John Cleveland, and Mary Clara White), 
— a 2nd Harrison Wilson Vickers (the present, 1876, State's 
Attorney for Kent, who m. Jennie Yates Barber Shemwell, of 
St. Mary's Co., and has child., viz., Mary Barber and Jennie 
Vickers),— Polly Vickers, b. 12th June 1848, d. 12th Sept. 
1848, and Mary Clara Vickers, who ra. 24th Aug. 1871, 
JeflTerson Rives, of Washington, D. C. He was b. 4th Feb'y 
1847, and d. 20th Dec. 1874, sine prole. 

George Vickers, son of George and Lydia Tower Vickers, 
m. Margaret Price, of Cecil, and had child., viz., George, d. 
unm., — Abraham, d. unm.,— Sarah (who m. Thomas Bishop, 
and had child., viz., Thomas V. and Charles Bishop), — Mar- 
garet (who m. John Hurtt, of Kent, and left a dau., Marfjaret 
Hurtt), — Rebecca, d. unm., — Thomas (who m. Maria Edes, 
and left child., viz., John R., Margaret, Mary Frances, Annie, 
and Thomas), — Samuel (who m. 1st Miss Hardcastle, of Caro- 
line, had a son. Rev. John Thomas Vickers, and 2ndly Miss 
Roberts, of Queen Anne's), — Martha (who m. Darius Dunn), 
and Elizabeth Vickers, who m. twice, 1st Jeremiah Glenn and 
2ndly Christopher Goodhand. 

Sec. 116. At their Majesties Court holden for Kent County, 
the twenty-eighth day of August, in the sixth year of their 
Majesties Reign, Anno 1694, 

Present — Capt. Hans Hanson Mr. Edward Sweatman 
Mr. Elias King, Mr. John Copidge. 

This Court doth confirme the meeting of the three Justices^ 
the 15th of this instant, having then appointed the twenty- 
ninth of this instant to be the day for the Electing and Choosing 
of four Deputys or Delegates for this County. 

By Virtue of a Writt, directed to the Sherifl* of this County 
for the Electing and chusing of four Deputys or Delegates for 
this County, the said Writt being Read in Order, for the Elec- 
tion : 

The Freemen of this County doth Elect, 

Mr. William Frisby, Mr. John Hynson, 

Mr. Hans Hanson, Mr. Tho. Smith, 

to serve as Burgesses for this County. 

When the Court met, on the 22d day of January 1694-95, 
it was found that, " by reason of the hard and Frosty weather," 
the inhabitants of Kent Island could not possibly come over 
to the Court, and the writs and processes could not be returned 
from thence. The Court adjourned without transacting any 

33d olDkeKT. [Siec. 117, 118. 

Sec. 117. At a session of the Court *28th Nov. 1694, 

The following Order was passed : 

By reason of a great and dangerous mortalitie in the neigh- 
boring Province of Pennsilvania, it is by this Court ordered 
that no person inhabiting in the Countie doe entertainc any 
stranger, travelling from any part out of this Province. And 
that no person inhabiting in this Countie may Travel into any 
part of Pennsilvania or the Territories thereunto belonging 
untill January Court next upon pain and penaltie of being 
proceeded against according to I^aw in that case made and 
provided, and all Constables arc lioreby required to give notice 
to the inhabitants of their respective hundred. 

There were 458 Taxablos in the County this year. 


Sec. 118. At a Court held for Kent County ye 27th day 
of August in this 7th year of their Majesties reigne Annoq. 
Dora. 1695. 

Present — Lieut. Coll. Hans Hanson, 
Maj. Thomas Smith, Capt. Edward Sweatmax, 

Capt. John Copedge, Cai*t. Thomas Ringgold, 


Saml. Glenn prefers a petition to this Court, viz : 
That your petitioner being intermarried with the youngest 
daughter of John Wodge of this County, deceased, and there 
being due to your Petitioner out of ye Estate of Philip Davis 
late of this County, deceased : two Cowes and Calves, Now for 
it, that Edward Walvin having married the Executrix of 
Philip Davis and having ye said Cattle in his possession and 
denying the delivery of the same to your Petitioner, and Con- 
sidering that all the other daughters of the said Wodge after 
their several marriages having had their respective parts except 
your Petitioner ; humbly supplicates to grant your Petitioner 
an order for the said Two Cowes and Calves as aforesaid, and 
he shall ever pray as in duty bound. 


Samuel x Glenn. 


And the said Glenn having produced to the Court a Certifi- 
cate of Marriage Betwixt him and Eliz. Wodge, bearing date 
the first day of January Anno Dom. 1694 and attested under 
the Scale of the County of Kent, one of the Counties annexed 
to the Province of Pennsilvania and signed by William 


Rodeny, Clk of the said County, the 22d day of August, 
Anno Dom. 1695, which is approved by this Court. 

This Court have ordered that Samuel Glenn have Two 
Cowes and Calves out of the Estate of Phih'p Davis, late of 
this county, deceased, now in possession of Edward Walvin, 
who married with the relict of the said Philip Davis. 

Simon Wilmer, Clk. 

There were 467 Taxable persons in the County this year. 


At a Court held for Kent County the 25th day of June in 
ye Eighth year of the Reign of William the 3d, Annoq. Dom. 
1696, at ye house of Mr. Daniel Norris. 

Mr. William Hemsley produced a Commission from the 
Attorney General to be Clerk of Indictments and he was sworn 
according to Law. 

There were 515 taxable persons in Kent county in the year 

At the following January Term of the Court Mr. Michael 
Earle and Mr. Richard Marklin petitioned the Court to be 
permitted to practice as Attorneys in this Court, wh'ch was 

Capt. Edward Swcatman was High Sheriff of Kent county 
tthis year. 


Sec. 119. At a Court held for Kent County ye 22d day of 
June in the ninth yearc of the Reigne of William the Third 
Annoq. Dom. 1697, 

Ordered, by this Court that the Writts be returned by the 
Sheriff to the Clerk by eight of the clock on the morning of 
each respective Court-day, and that the Clerk be then ready 
to produce them, and that upon default of either the sd Sheriff 
or Clerk, offending against the said Order be fined the sum of 
one thousand pounds of tobacco to be disposed of as the Justices 
of this Court shall see fit. 

Sec. 120. To the Worshipful! his Majesties Justices of the 
Peace for Kent County, the humble Petition of William 
Brewer humbly showeth : 

That whereas your Petitioner came into the Country as a 
Servant sould to Major Joseph Wickes and served him in his 
life time three years and since his Death he hath served Coll. St. 
Ledger Codd four years, the just time adjudged for him to 

340 OLD KENT. ISec. 121. 

serve: May it please your Worships, your Petitioner came 
into tlie Country on the 20th day of April 1690. 

Therefore your humble Petitioner humbly prays your 
Worships to take the case of your sd Petitioner into your 
serious and mature consideration, whose property is to doc 
justice, &c. 

The Court having considered the above Petition and it 
appearing to them that the said Wm. Brewer has served his 
full and due time. 

It is therefore considered by this Court that William 
Brewer do recover, from Coll. St. Ledger Codd, Corn and 
Clothes according to the Custome and usage of this Province 
in such cases. 

Sec. 121. At a Court held for Kent County the 24th day of 
August in the ninth yeare of the Reigne of King William the 
Third, Annoq. Dom. 1697. 

Capt. Edward Sweatman produceth to this Court a now 
Commission for the Justices of Court, which is by this Court 
ordered to be read and is accordingly performed and hereunder 

William the Third, by the Grace of God, of England, Soot- 
land, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To Mr. William Frisby, Mr. John Hinson, Mr. Hans Han- 
son, Mr. Thos. Smyth, Mr. James Smith, Mr. John Whitting- 
ton, Mr. Charles Hynson, Mr. Thomas Ringgold, Mr. Philip 
Hopkins, of Kent County, Gent. : 

Know ye for the great trust and confidence We have in your 
Fidel itie, circvimspection, prudence and Wisdom, have consti- 
tuted, ordained and appointed and by these presents Doe 
constitute Ordaine and appoint you the said William Frisby, 
John Hynson, Hans Hanson, Thomas Smyth, James Smith, 
Charles Hynson, Thomas Ringgold and Philip Hopkins, Com- 
missioners, joyntly and severally to keepe the Peace in Kent 
County and to keep and cause to be kept all Lawes and orders 
for the conservation of the peace and for the quiet rule and 
Government of the people, in all and every Articles of the 
same and so Chastize and punish all persons offending against 
the forme of any of the Lawes and Orders of this our Prov- 
ince, or any of them in Kent County aforesaid, according to 
the Lawes and Orders, shall be fit to be done. 

Wee have also constituted and appointed you and every four 
or more of you of which you the said William Frisby, John 
Hynson, Hans Hanson and Thomas Smyth or one of you are 
allways to be one of the Commissioners to Enquire of the 


Oaths of good and LawfuU men of your County, aforesaid, of 
all manner of Felonies, Witchcrafts, Inchantments, Soceries, 
Magick art, Trespasses, Forestallings, Ingrossings, and Extor- 
tions whatsoever, and of all and singular other misdeeds and 
oflences, whatsoever, of which Justices of the Peace, in Eng- 
land, may or ought Lawfully to Enquire, by whomsoever or 
wheresoever done or perpetrated, or which hereafter shall be 
done or i)erj>etrated in the county aforesaid, against the Lawea 
and Orders of this Province, Provided you proceed not in any 
of the cases aforesaid to the life or Members, But that in every 
such case you send the Prisoners w^th their Indictments and 
the whole matter depending before you to the next Provincial 
Court to be holden for this our Province, whensoever and 
wheresoever to be holden, there to be Tryed. And further 
Wee doe hereby Authorize and Impower you to issue out 
Writts, Process, and Attachments, and to hold Plea of Oyer 
and Terminor, in all actions, real, personal and mixt, and after 
Judgment, Execution to award in all causes civil, according to 
the Lawes, orders and reasonable customes made and provided 
in this our Province of Maryland except in matters relating to 
Titles of Land. In which cause civil soe to be Tryed, Except- 
ing as before Excepted, Wee do constitute and appoint You 
the several and respective persons aforesaid to be Judges as 
aforesaid : And therefore Wee doe Commend You, that you 
diligently Intend the keeping of the Lawes and Orders of all 
and singular other the premises, and at certain daycs appointed, 
according to Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided, 
and at such place as You or any Four or more of you as afore- 
said, shall in that behalfe appoint, you make Inquiry upon 
the premises and perform and fulfill the same in forme afore- 
said, doing therein what to Justice appertaineth according to 
the Lawes, Orders and reasonable Customes of this our Prov- 
ince, and therefore Wee Command the Sheriff of our County 
by virtue of these presents, that at the place and on the dayes, 
aforesaid, that you or any such four or more of you as afore- 
said, shall make knowne to him that he give his attendance 
on you, and, if need require, he cause to come before you, or 
any such four or more of you, such and so many good and 
Lawfull men of your County by whom the truth of the prem- 
ises may the better be knowne and inquired. And chiefly 
you shall cause to be brought before you on the days and at 
the place aforesaid the writts, proofs, process, and Indictments 
to your Court and Jurisdiction belonging, that the same may 
be Insj^ectcd and by due Course determined. 

342 OLD KENT. ISec. 122. 

Witness our Trusty and Well beloved Francis Nicholson, 
Esq. our Capt. General and Governor in Chief iu and over 
our Province and Territory of Maryland this sixteenth day of 
June in the ninth year of our Rcigne, Annoq. Dom. 1G97. 

(Seal) Fr. Nicholson. 

William the Third, by the grace of God of England, Scot- 
land, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, to Mr. 
John Hynson, and Mr. Hans Hanson and Thomas Smyth of 
Kent County, Gent. Greeting : Wee doe authorise you the 
said Hans Hanson and Thomas Smyth or either of you to 
Administer the Oathcs appointed by Act of Parliament, instead 
of the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacy, as alsoe the Oath 
of Justice to the said John Hinson, And you the said John 
Hynson having taken the said Oathes arc to administer the 
same unto the said Hans Hanson and Thomas Smyth and the 
rest of the Justices and Commissioners of the said County, 
respectively as they are nominated in the within written Com- 
mission. And that you and every of you doe severally sub- 
scribe the test, and for soe Doeing this shall be your sufficient 
Authority hereof, fail not and when you have soe done you 
are to Certifie the same under your hands and seals, unto to 
us in our High Court of Chancery, with all convenient speed. 

Witness our Trusty and well beloved Francis Nicholson 
Esq. Capt. General and Governor in Chief in and over our 
Province and Territory of Maryland this sixteenth day of June 
in the ninth yearc of our Reigne, Annoq. Dom 1697. 

(Seal) Fr. NrciioiisoN. 

The above Commission and Dedimus Potestatem being dis- 
tinctly read Lieutenant Coll. Hans Hanson administered the 
Oathes appointed by Act of Parliament instead of the Oathes 
of Allegiance and abhorrency, as alsoe the Oath of Justice 
unto Coll. John Hynson who likewise administered the said 
Oathes to the rest of the Justices, as they are nominated in the 
above Cond. all but Capt. James Smith who came not then to 

Capt. Edward Sweatman read several orders of Council and 
Acts of Assembly. 

Sf.c. 122. The County Levy was laid, the 8th of Nov. 
1697, upon the basis of 538 Taxable persons. 

Immediately after it is recorded the following : 
^William the Third, by the Grace of God, King of England, 
Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. 


To the Sheriff of Kent County, Greeting; 

Whereas at a Court held, at the house of Isaac Caulk, the 
8th of November, Anno Dom. 1697, by our Justices of our 
County of Kent, for assessing the sd County Levy or Tax, 
and that it doth appear that the late Tax or charge amounts 
to the sum of Twenty Four Thousand seven hundred forty and 
eight pounds of tobacco and alsoe that there is assessed upon 
every taxable person the sum of forty pounds of tobacco per 
poll, by virtue of an Act of Assembly made at the Port of 
Annapolis the tenth day of July Anno Dom. 1696 (chap, xviii) 
Entitled an Act for the Service of Almighty God and Estab- 
lishment of the Protestant Religion, both which sums amounts 
to the sum of Forty Six Thousand two hundred sixty and 
eight pounds of tobacco at Eighty and six pounds of tobacco 
per poll, there being returned five hundred ninety and eight 
Taxables for our said County of Kent. Wee Command you 
therefore that of every taxable person within the same that 
you Levy by way of Execution on their persons or Estates the 
sd sum of Eighty six pounds of Tobacco per poll and that first 
of the said sumes being 24748 lbs. of tobacco you make punctual 
and speedy payment thereof to the persons above named accord- 
ing to the several proportions to them allotted as abovesaid 
and the other sume being 21520 lbs. of tobacco. You pay 
according as in the said Act is expressed ; hereof fail not at 
your peril, and for so doing this shall bo your Warrant. 


Sec. 123. At a Court held for Kent County the 28th day of 
June in the 10th year of the Reigne of William the Third, 
&c. Annoq. Dom. 1698. 

At the meeting of this Court, the proceedings of which are 
the last recorded in Liber I nothing was done, worthy of men- 
tion, excepting the following order : 

*' Whereas Sydwick Whittworth, Griffith Jones, William 
Pickett, and Nicholas Cloude, being by this Court admitted to 
Practice as Attorneys, but not giving such attendance as is, 
from such j)ersons, required, this Court hath thought fitt to 
suspend, and discharge them, therefrom." 

Simon Wilmer, Clk, 

Sec. 123, A. Col. Edward Wilkins (see p. 20), the cel- 
ebrated peach-grower of Kent, now the U. S. Collector of the 
Port of Baltimore, m. twice. His 1st wife, m. 29th Feb'y 

344 OLD KENT. [Sec. 124. 

1838, was Deborah Jones, and had child., viz., Juliana (who 
m. Capt. Robert S. Emory, and had child., viz., Edward Wil- 
kins, — Maria Ella, — Julia, — Isabelle, and Robert Juliene 
Emory), — Mifflin (who m. Mary Anna Merritt, and had child., 
viz., Susan Carter, Fanny Louise and Jenny), — and Maria 
Wilkins, who m. James Russell, and had child., viz., James, — 
Olive and Maria Russell. He ra. 2ndly, 28th March 1848, 
Frances Olivia Merritt and had child., viz., Samuel Merritt, 
— Fanny Ijouise (who m. Edward B. Jones), — Ben Nowland 
Starck, and Franck Wilkins. 

Capt. Robert S. Emory was the first one, in Maryland, 
to engage extensively in the culture of the pear, and has now 
(1876) 15,000 trees in his beautiful orchards. 


Sec. 124. — The following are extracts from the "Church 
Record of St. Paul's Parish, from 30th Jan'y 1693 to 11th 
April 1726": 

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly (1692, Chap. II.), entitled 
An Act for the 8ei*vice of Almighty God, and the Establishment 
of the Protestant Religion in this Province, wherein it is ordered 
that its counties within the province of Maryland shall be 
divided into parishes, and likewise, by the same law, it is 
ordered that the justices of the county, with the freeholders, 
shall chose six vestrymen of each respective parish, which 
accordingly was done and performed the twenty-fourth day of 
January, Annoque Domini, 1693. 

Whose names arc hereunder inserted, viz. : 

J , 2Q TMr. Thos. Smith, Mr. Chas. Tilden, 
^?6"93 ' \ ^^' ^^' Frisby, Mr. Michael Miller, 
' (Mr. Hans Hanson, Mr. Simon Wilmer. 

By a meeting of the vestry at the house of Mr. Thos. Joce, 
for the Parish of St. Paul's, on the north side of Chester 
river, agreed about the dimensions of a church to be built 
upon part of a tract of land belonging to Mr. Michael Miller, 
which is called the main branch of Broadnox Creek, viz. : 
Fifty feet long, &c., wherein Mr. Norris was desired to con- 
sider of and present the charges to the vestry, the fifteenth day 
of February next. 

st. paulas parish. 345 

February the 15th, 1693. 

At a meeting of the vestry, Mr. Michael Miller and 
Mr. Wm. Frisby, being chosen principals, Mr. Hans Han- 
son, Mr. Charles Tilden, Mr. Thos. Smith, and Mr. 
Simon Wilmer, at the House of Mr. Thos. Joce, aforesaid, 
Mr. Norris did then and there deliver an account of the 
charge, which was by the vestry considered to be too great for 
the parish, therefore, the said vestry only agreed with Mr. 
Norris for the making of one hundred and thirty thousand 
bricks, fifteen hundred tile often inches square and two inches 
thick, for which they are to give him thirty thousand 

Therefore, it is ordered by the vestry that Mr. Charles 
Tilden, Sheriff, pay to Mr. Daniel Norris what tobacco he 
shall have occasion for, according to the assessment of forty 
pounds tobacco per poll, for this present year, and likewise 
ordered that Mr. Simon Wilmer take an obligation from the 
said Norris to perform his work. 


9th b. 7th. Mr. J^awrence Vanderbush having offered 
himself to officiate as Minister, was accepted at a salary of 
800 lbs. of tobacco per annum. Mr. John Leigh was appointed 
clerk of the Vestry. 


15th April. At a meeting of the Vestry at the house of 
Thos. Joce, at New Yarmouth. The Vestry "agreed with 
" Mr. Daniel Norris to build a Church according to the fol- 
" lowing dimensions, viz., forty foot long, and twenty and 
" four foot wide, and ten foot chancel, to be paved with tile, 
" and a six foot Isle, the length of chancel to be paved with 
" tile, and from the door to the Isle six foot. In considera- 
** tion of twenty-one thousand pounds of tobacco.'^ 

8th August. Philip Hopkins qualified as Church Warden. 

7th Jairy o. a. Philip Hopkins and Thos. Ringgold were 
elected Church Wardens. 

18th Feb'y o. «. The Vestry chose Matt. Tilghman Ward 
to be Clerk, and agreed to give him 1,200 lbs. of tob. for the 
ensuing year. 


7th Feb'y. At a meeting of the Vestry, 
Present— Mr. Wm. Frisby, Mr. Thos. Smyth, 

Mr. Michael Miller, Mr. Chas. Tilden, 
Col. Hans Hanson, Mr. Simon Wilmer. 

346 OLD KENT. 

*' Whereas the Church was built upon a parcel of laud be- 
longing to Michl. Miller, being part of a Tract of land called 
Arcadia, lying at the head of Broadnox Creek, bounding on 
the South with a parcel of land called the Fork, formerly laid 
out for Henry Hawkins, and on the North with a parcel of 
land formerly laid out for Jas. Ringgold, and on the West 
with John Ward's land, the Vestry have agreed with the said 
Mr. Mich'l. Miller to give him two thousand pounds of 
Tobacco for the aforsd land, and the said Mich'l. Miller doth 
oblige himself to make over the said land at March Court 

"The Vestry have appointed Mr. Simon Wilmer to repre- 
sent to Robert Norris what there is to be done to the Churcli, 
viz., to pail in a Church Yard, one hundred foot square, and 
to new cover the said Church. The chancel to be railed in, 
and to build a pulpit and reading pew.'' 

William Bateman and Morgan Jones were elected Church 


At a meeting of the Vestry, at the Church of St. Paul's, on 
the north-side Chester River, July 2d, 1697. 

Present— Mr. Michl Miller, Mr. Chas. Tilden, 
Col. Hans Hanson, Mr. Simon Wilmer, 
Maj. Thos. Smith. 

"This day came Mr. Stephen Bordlcy, who produced an 
order from his Excellency the Governor to the Vestry, viz., 

" Gent. The bearer hereof is the Reverend Stephen Bordley, 
" who is sent by Right Honble and Right Rev'd Father 
" in God, Henry Lord Bishop of London, in order to officiate 
" as a Clergyman of the Church of England in this his 
" Magesties Province of Maryland. I do therefore, in his 
" Majesty's Name, appoint the same Mr. Stephen Bordley to 
" Officiate as a Clergyman of the Church of England in the 
*^ Parish of St. Paul's in Kent County. 

"Given under my hand and Seal at the Port of Annapolis 
*^ this 23d Day of June, in the 9th Year of the Reign of our 
" Sovereign Lord William the third, by the Grace of God, of 
" England, Scotland, France and Ireland King, defender of 
" the Faith, &c.. Anno Domini 1697. 

" Vr. Nicholson. 5|^J5 

" To the Vestrymen of St. Paul's Parish, in Kent County— 

ST. Paul's parish. 347 

18th Nov. Col. John Hynson was chosen a Vestryman. 
27th Jan'y, "Agreed with Robert Norris to build thirteen 
pews in the Church, and a gallery at the West end." Charles 
Hynson and Elias King were chosen Church Wardens. Capt. 
Edward Sweatman was High Sheriff. 


5th Dec. At a meeting of the Vestry at the Court House, 
ordered, "That Robert Mehrson, John Wade, Robert Devonish, 
Benjamin Ricaud, William Smith, & Robert Dunn have 
notice to meet the Vestry at the Parish Church, 12th day of 
December next, to the levying of a parish tax, if necessity 
requires, according as the law directs.'' 

24th JanV. William Smith and Robert Devonish were 
chosen Church Wardens. William Pearce was High Sheriff 
of Cecil County at this time. 


April ye 9th. " Maj. Thomas Smyth doth present the Parish 
of St. Paul's, on the North side Chester River, as a gift, one 
Callice of Silver and one Plate of Silver." 

Oct. ye 1st. William Glanville qualified as Church Warden, 
vice Robert Devonish, d. 

Oct. ye 23d. Mr. William Harris and Mr. Charles Hynson 
were appointed Vestrymen. 

Nov. 11th. Kext County : " We the undersigned sworn 
" by Elias King Sheriff of Kent County to value two acres 
" of land, adjacent to the Parish Church of St. Paul's, on the 
" North side Chester River, We do value the said two acres of 
" land at five hundred pounds of tobacco : Witness our 
" hands this Eleventh Day of November Anno Domini 1699." 

Wm. Smith, Rice Jones, 

Geo. Smith, Jno. Blackiston, 

James Watson, Benj. Ricaud, 

Thomas Hix, Thomas Ricaud, 

David Davis, Richard Mason, 

Samuel Thomas, John Hodges. 

Elias King was Sheriff of Kent, and John Carvill of Cecil 
County. George Smith was chosen Church Warden, and Wil- 
liam Glanvill continued. 


20th April. " This Vestry hath empowered Col. Hans Han- 
son to agree with workmen to lay the Church with tile and 

348 OLD KENT. 

to finish Robert Norris' work." George Worsley was sworn 
clerk. 14th Sept. "Ordered that Maj. Thomas Smyth draw 
a note on Mr. William Harris, payable to John Salter for 
glazing the church windows.'' 


25th June. Ordered, " that a note be set up at the Church 
door concerning the payment of Tobacco for seats in the pews." 
5th July. Ordered, " that tlie clerk go to Edward Plesto and 
dispute him concerning underpinning the Church with stone," 
" that Mr. Harris doth speak to Robert White for to look after 
and to clean the Church," — that '* each Vestryman and Church 
Warden doth collect a contribution of the Inhabitants of the 
Parish towards the repairing and beautifying the Church." 
17th Jan'y. Samuel Thomas and Michael Miller were chosen 
Church Wardens. 


6th April. " This Vestry hath this day agreed with Mr. 
Alexander Greaves to take down the Brick work belonging to 
the Church, to the foundation and to build it up with stone." 
1st Sept. Mr. Elias King was elected Vestryman. 2nd Feb*y. 
" This day was presented a petition to this Vestry from the 
tSentlemen of the Parish of Shrewsbury, in Cecil County, 
Requesting Mr. Stephen Bordlcy to preach there every third 
Sunday." 2nd March. " This Vestry hath emiK)wered Lieu. 
Col. Thos. Smyth to agree with William Mackey to pale in the 
Church Yard," — "that Mr. Elias King do provide Linnen for 
the Communion : one table cloth and two napkins," — " that 
the Clk write a note to Col. Hynson to request him to order 
his Joyner to make a Communion Table, four foot square, with 
a drawer underneath to put the Church Books in, & to make 
it of black walnut." 


5th April. Capt. Thomas Ringgold and Mr. Robt. Dunn 
were elected Vestrymen, and Wm. Worrell and Saml. Tovey 
Church Wardens. Three of them "took the Oath of Allegi- 
ance & Abhorrency and qualified the same day." Saml. Tovey 
qualified, 11th April. 1st June. " Eliner Smyth, the wife of 
Thos. Smyth, this Day was pleased to present the Church with 
a Pulpit Cloth and a Cushion." 

Mr. Giles Bond is requested to provide a chest to put the 
Pulpit Cloth, Cushion & Church Books in, and Col. Hans 
Hanson is impowered to agree with Jacob Young to alter the 

ST. Paul's parish. 349 

Pulpit Door and Stair-case, Rails & fit it for to hang the Pul- 
pit Cloth. Mr. John Hawkins was High Sheriff. 


18th April. Mr. John Wills and Mr. Win. Glanvill were 
elected Vestrymen in the Room of Col. Hans Hanson, d., 
and Capt. Thomas Ringgold. Edward Skidmore and Edward 
Rogers where chosen Church Wardens. 


15th April. Thomas Covington and John Fanning were 
chosen Church Wardens. " Ordered that it be moved to the 
Justices, of the Court in Kent County, for the Assessment of 
a Parisli Tax, Pursuant to Act of Assembly for Repairing the 
Church, in that part of the Parish, lying in Kent County, five 
Pounds tol)acco pr. Poll, According to the List of Number of 
Taxables. Ordered, that it be moved to the Justices of Cecil 
County Court, for the Assessment of a Parish Tax, Pursuant 
to an Act of Assembly for Repairing the Church, in that 
Part, of the Parish of St. Paul's on the north side of Chester 
River, that lyeth in Cecil County; seven Pounds Tob. pr. 
Poll, according to the List & Number of Taxables, it being 
Omitted for three years.'' 


9th Jan'y. This day it was moved to the Vestry by Mr. 
Stephen Bordley to continue preaching, the first Sabbath in 
the month, at Sassafras Church. 


14th April. Mr. Wm. Harris, Col. Nathl. Hynson, and 
Mr. Wm. Potts were elected Vestrymen, and Abraham 
Ambrose and John Hurt were chosen Church AVardens. 

4th Aug. Orderedy that the Clk. write to the Commissary 
for a copy of the Will of Wm. Pearle. 27th Nov. 1707. At 
a meeting of the Vestry at the Town & Port of Chester, 
Ordered^ "that Charles Ringgold be paid Two Thousand 
Pounds Tobacco for what Timber was cut off his Land & Used 
Building the Church and five Hundred Pounds Tobacco for 
two Acres of Land that the Church is Built on, by Order of a 


6th April. Mr. Chas. Hynson, Mr. Thos. Covington, and 
Mr. William Ringgold were elected Vestrymen, and Samuel 
Thomas chosen Church Warden. 

350 OLD KENT. 


26tli April. Maj. Thos. Ringgold, Capt. Jas. Harris, and 
Capt. Edward Scott were elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. 
George Smyth and Michael Miller chosen Church Wardens. 


10th April. Col. Thos. Smith and Mr. Wm. Scott were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Michl Miller and Wm. Crow 
chosen Church Wardens. 19th July 1710. '^Ordered, that the 
Clk set up a Note at East Mill to give Notice that the Plan- 
tation which belongs to the Minister is to be Lett. Ordered, 
that the Clk search the Record for the Lines of the Land 
which William Pearle left to the Poor of this Parish, lying in 
Langford's Bay called Spensex !" 


2d April. Mr. Wm. Frisby and Maj. Wm. Harris were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Jas. Smith and Jno. Blackiston 
chosen Church Wardens — 10th May Rev. Alexander William- 
son presented his credentials and was received as the Minister 
of St. Paul's, vice Rev. Stephen Bordley, d. 

27th Aug. At a meeting of the Vestry — Present : 

Rev. Alexander Williamson ^ f Mr. Wm. Scott 
Capt. Edward Scott V < Mr. Wm. Harris 

Cai>t. Jas. Harris j (Mr. Wm. Frisby 

*^ This Vestry doth agree with Mr. James Harris, as Under- 
" taker to Build a Church for the use of the Parish of St. 
" Paul's in Kent County, According to the Dimensions follow- 
" ing, vizt. 40 feet long in the Clear & 20 feet Wide in the 
" Clear, to be 16 feet from the Ground, 5 Windows, 2 Doors 
" & Cases, the Brick Wall to be 2| Bricks thick to the Water 
" Table, & 2 Bricks thick from thence Upward, a Circle to be 
" at the East End for the Communion : The Windows & 
" Doors & Cornish & other Work to be all Proportionable it 
" suitable to such a Building & in Consideration this Vestry 
" will agree to pay Mr. Jas. Harris Seventy Thousand pds of 
" Tob.^' 

18th March. "This Vestry hath rented the Plantation 
which was Wm. Pearle's, lying in Langford's Bay, called 
Spensex unto Capt. Edwd Scott for seven Years, commencing 
from this Day, & the sd. Capt. Scott to pay to the Vestry 
Three Hundred pounds of Tob. pr. annum." Capt. Jas. 
Harris was Sheriff. 

ST. Paul's parish. 351 


21st April. Capt. St. Ledger Codd & Mr. Wm. Einggold 
were elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Edward Worrell & Jacob 
Glenn chosen Church Wardens — 9th Sept. "This day Mr. 
Alex. Williamson procures an Order, from the President & 
Council, for the whole Year's Eevenue in the year 1711, vizt., 

'' By the honble President & Council, August 19th, 1712, 
" upon the Petition of Mr. Alexander Williamson, rector of 
" St. Paul's Parish, in Kent County, Praying the Direction 
*' of tliis Board, that the Vestry of his Parish, and Sheriff of 
" the said County Pay unto liim the 40 lbs. Tob., per poll 
" arising in that Parish in the year 1711 ; Ordered that the sd 
" Vestry & Sheriff Pay unto the sd Williamson the whole 40 
" lbs. Tob. per Poll, arising that year, saving so much as will 
" be sufficient to satisfy the Reader, if any employed, accord- 
" ing to the Term he officiated." 


6th April Col. Nath. Hynson & Mr. Michael Miller were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Edward Skidmore and Wm. 
Bateman were elected Church Wardens. 2nd Feb'y. This 
Day Capt. James Harris having complied with his obligation 
to the Vestry about Building the Church, hath made his 
Delivery of the sd Church to this Vestry, 

" Ordered, that Notice be given at Church, the next Sab- 
" bath Day, & Notes set up at the Mills, for those Inhabitants 
" of this Parish that are Desirous to have seats in Pews, to 
" meet the Vestry at the said Parish Church the 20th day of 
'* this month and to give in their names, it being the day 
" appointed to consult concerning the erection of pews.'' 

20th February. " Ordered, by the Vestry, that every Per- 
•' son that hath taken a pew this day shall be obliged to pitch 
** upon a family that hath subscribed towards Building the 
" Church, between this & Easter Monday, to be partners in the 
"same Pew; Otherwise the Vestry will take care to place 
" them their places, so that every one that hath subscribed 
** will have scats therein." 


29th March. Ordered, that the price of each pew in the 
New Church be one thousand pounds of tobacco. Capt. Wm. 
Pott and Mr. Robert Dunn were elected Vestrymen, and 
Messrs. Thos. Hynson & Michael Hacket, chosen Church 

352 OLD KENT. 


18tli April. Messrs. Edward Scott and Jas. Harris were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Marmaduke Tilden and Thos. 
Einggold chosen Church Wardens. 

*^ Ordered, that Wm. Deane hath leave to pull down the old 
church & to have the Nails for his Pains." 


2d April. Messrs. Saml. Tovey and Saml. Thomas were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Abram. Ambrose & Hans 
Hanson Church Wardens, 14th Oct. 1716 Capt. Jas. Harris 
and Mr. Jas. Smith were elected Vestrymen. 27th Feb'y 
1716 Messrs. Arthur Miller and Edward Worrell were elected 


22d April. Messrs. Thomas Einggold^ Arthur Miller and 
Thomas Piner were elected Vestrymen, and James Milrpliy 
and Matthew Piner chosen Church Wardens. 


14th April. Mr. Marmaduke Tilden was elected Vestryman 
and Messrs. Josias Sannum and Wm. Crow chosen Church 


30th March. Messrs. Robert Dunn and Chas. Einggold 
were elected Vestrymen and Messrs. Frederick Hanson and 
John Evans Church Wardens. 


18th April. Messrs. William Ringgold & Wm. Crow were 
elected Vestrymen, and John Brown and Daniel Ferrell Church 

At this period the pew-holders were as follows, viz., Pew, 
No. 1, Alexander Williamson and Nathl. Hynson; No. 2, 
Thomas Smyth ; No. 3, John Marsh and Solomon Wright ; No. 
4, James Smyth and Thomas Brown ; No. 5, James Harris ; 
No. 6, Edward Scott; No. 7, William Pott and Richard Sim- 
mons ; No. 8, John Moll and William Bateman ; No. 9, Samuel 
Thomas, Edward Davis and John Evans; No. 10, Simon 
Wilmer, Thomas Piner; No. 11, John Fulston, Richard 
Fulston, William Jones, John Williams; No. 12, William 
Worrell, Saml. Tovey; No. 13, Rebecca Wilmer, Thomas 
Ringgold, Charles Hynson ; No. 14, William Frisby, James 

ST. Paul's parish. 363 

Frisby; No. 15, William Glanville, William Pope; No. 16, 
Frances Crawford, Ann Frisby ; No. 17, Oliver Higgenbotham, 
John Green, John Rolph ; No. 18, Marmaduke Tilden, 
Thomas Hynson ; No. 19, Arthur Miller, Edward Worrell; 
No. 20, John Moore, John Fanning; No. 21, St. Ledger 
Codd, Hans Hanson ; No. 22, Daniel Duffy, John Hynson ; 
No. 23, James Murphey, Jacob Glenn ; No. 24, Michael 
Hacket, Philip Davis; No. 25, Ebenezer Blackiston, John 
Blackiston ; No. 26, John Rogers, John Tilden ; No. 27, 
Michael Miller, Samuel Berry; No. 28, Robert Dunn, Wm. 
Dunn ; No. 29, John Taylor, William Simcock ; No. 30, 
William Ringgold, Charles Ringgold; No. 31, Edward 
Rogers, Jr., Samuel Wickes ; No, 32, George Hanson, 
Fr^erick Hanson ; No. 33, For the Minister, Thos. Bordley, 
Stephen Bordley ; No. 34, Richard Phillingan, Saml. Gooden, 
Edward Jarvis. 

In 1721 Gideon Pearce was Sheriff of Kent. 


26th March. Messrs. Simon Wilmer and Thos. Hynson 
were elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Michl. Hacket and Jno. 
Derrick Church Wardens. 


15th April. Messrs. Jas. Smith and Thos. Ringgold were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Thos. Joce and Arthur Fore- 
man Church Wardens. 


6th April. Col. Eilward Scott and Mr. Simon Wilmer were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Daniel Ferrill and Vincent 
Hatch ison Church Wardens. 


29th March. Messrs. Jas. Harris and Edward Worrell were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Robert Dunn and Chas. Smith, 
Church Wardens. 

At a meeting of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, in Kent 
County, at the Church, the 23rd Feb'y 1725. 

Mr. Alexander Williamson \ ( Mr. Edward Worrell 
Mr. James Smith j \ Mr. Simon Wilmer 

This day the afsd Vestry ordereth that four of the Principal 
Vestrymen go to view the Library. 

Four of the Principal Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, according 
to Act of Assembly, viz., Mr. Thos. Ringgold, Mr. James 

354 OLD KENT. [Sec. 125. 

Smith, Mr. Simon Wilmer and Mr. Edward Worrell, went to 
view the Library of this Parish, March the seventh 1725, in 
the presence of Thomas Bordley and William Everett 


11th April. Messrs. Jas. Smith and Joseph Young were 
elected Vestrymen, and Messrs. Elias Einggold and Samuel 
Groome, Church Wardens. 

Saml. Andrews Clk. 

T, Charles G. Ricavdj Register of St. PauCs Parish of Kent 
Co,y Md.y do hei^eby certify that I have examined the aforegoing 
extracts, made by Col, Oeorge A. Hanson, from the Records of 
said Parish and find them to contain a true History of St. PauVs 

CiiAS. G. RiCAUD, Regista-, 

St. Paui's Parish, Kent Co., Md. 


Sec. 125. — The oldest extant Record of this Parish com- 
mences on "ye 8th day of November 1701 at ye Church of 
Shrewsbury.'' There was a meeting of the Vestry in April 
1702, but the record of its minutes are mutilated, as also to a 
more or less extent are the proceedings until the 3d*of Aug. 1714. 

1703, 4th April. Col. Edward Blay, Philip Hopkins, Wni. 
Husband and Abraham Redgrave were present. 

1704. Col. William Pearce, Col. Edward Blay, Philip Hop- 
kins, Wm. Comegys, Saml. Wallis and James Wilson were 
Vestrymen, and, 6th March, agreed to pay Josias Sutton 1800 
lbs. Tob., " to weather-board the old part of ye aforsd Church 
all round with good feather edge plank and to make a new 
door and new shutters for the windows and find hinges for 
them." In 1705 John Hynson was Sheriff. In 1706, 3d 
Sept., Col. Edward Blay, Philip Hopkins, James Wilson, 
Humphrey Tillton, Philip Burgan, George Browning were 
Vestrymen ; Ed. Holdman, Church Warden, and Abraham 
Redgrave, Clerk. The Vestry ordered that 4000 lbs. Tob. be 
paid to Rev. Stephen Bordley for " his last year's attendance." 
In 1707, William Comegys and Thomas Christian were sworn 


of the Vestry. 7th Sept. 1708, Mr. Abraham Redgrave being 
inducted reader was allowed " the moiety of ye forty per poll 
raised in sd. Parish, for his attendance as Reader the ensuing 

'^ May ye 20th 1709, 
" Gentlemen, upon the Vacancy of your Parish, I Reqilest 
" you to admitt of the Reverend Mr. Sewell to officiate till 
" such time as you shall be otherwise provided by ye Right 
" Honorable & Reverend Fatlier in God, Henry, Lord Bishop 
" of London, and to allow him a handsome Compensation, 
** wliich I shall take as a favor, to your Friend to serve ye. 

"Jo: Seymore 

" To the Vestry of Shrewsbury Parish, In Kent County." 

28th May 1709. The above letter was read and "received 
ye consent of the vestry of North Sassafras Parish.*' In 
1709-10 Col. Edward Blay presented to the Parish two 
acres of land. (Upon which the present Church now stands.) 
In 1710, William Comegys, Philip Hopkins, James Hudson, 
Col. William Blay, George Browning were Vestrymen, and 
Luther Middleton Church Warden. 2d May 1710 Abraham 
Redgrave was inducted Reader of the Parish. 

1711, 2d April. John Wilson and Henry Knock were 
elected Vestrymen ; Thomas Med ford and James Wait were 
chosen Church Wardens. 

1712, 21st April. Col. Edward Blay, Samuel Wallis were 
elected Vestrymen ; George Browning and James Campbell 
chosen Church Wardens. 

1712, 15th Dec. The Vestry agreed to 'give Rev. James 
Crawford 20,000 lbs. Tob. yearly, "during ye sd. Crawford's 
continuing amongst us." 

1713, 5th May. Vestry met. Present, Rev. Jas. Crawford, 
Rich. Campbell, Henry Knock, John Wilson, Saml. Wallis, 
James Wilson and Lambert Wilmer, Vestrymen, and Jon. 
Ridson and Wra. MUborn, Church Wardens. 

Luther Burgan was elected Sexton, and for "Keeping 
clean of ye Church and Yard, for ye full space of one full year 
and to garnish ye Church at ye three Great Festivals, that is 
to say Christmas, Easter and Whitsuntide, for which ye vestry 
is to pay him ye said Luther Burgan Three hundred pounds 
of Tobacco." 

1713, 4th Aug. It is recorded : " The tifth day of July, last, 
came James Campbell to ye Communion table and asked 
pardon of Col. Blay and Mr. William Com^ys for Calling 

356 OLD KENT. 

them murderers of ye parish ; at ye same place the aforesaid 
Campbell did condescend to pay what Charge should Increw 
upon the Writ that was served upon him for ye above fault." 

1713, 25th Sept. The Rev. James Williamson was inducted 
Rector of the Parish. 

1714, 29th March. Gideon Pearce and William Boyer were 
elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Medford and John Dining 
chosen Church Wardens. 

1715, 18th April. John Hall and Col. William Blay were 
elected Vestrymen, and Edward Holdman and Richard Skegs 
chosen Church Wardens. 

1715, 3d May. The following letter to William Frisby, 
Sheriff, is recorded : 

"Sir, Know by this time we Greatly admire that you take 
" no Care at all to pay our Minister his tobacco : it is a very 
" great Wrong and Injustice Done him to detain his tobacco 
" in good times and to pay him in bad: this is insufferable 
" and unaccountable; we will not see him so served, let him 
" have his tobacco without fail. Take these things to your 
" Consideration, and we desire for your own good and Credit 
" to Comply with him as soon as possible. Pray do not give 
" us opportunity of taking other measures with you. If you 
" do not regard what we have said, in making him speedy 
" payment, as ye Law directs, you may expect to be put to 
" Greater trouble by ye Vestry of Shrewsbury Parish." 

^^ Signed per order Abraii. Redgrave Clk." 

1716, 2d April. Henry Lowe and William Comegys were 
elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Heborn and Nicholas Riley 
chosen Church Wardens. 

1717, 22d April. Capt. Daniel Pearce and Thomas Heboru 
were elected Vestrymen, and John Jones and John Cole chosen 
Church Wardens. 

1718, 14th April. Samuel Wallis and Edward Holdman 
were elected Vestrymen, and William Debrewster and Matthias 
Day chosen Church Wardens. 

1719, 30th March. John Hall and John Wilson were elected 
Vestrymen, and Thomas Chandler and John Clark chosen 
Church Wardens. 

1720, 18th April. Henry Lowe and John Dining were 
elected Vestrymen, and George Reed and John Brooks chosen 
Church Wardens. 

1721, 10th April. Lambert Wilmer and John Brooks were 
elected Vestrymen, and Roger Hailes and Roger Hicks chosen 
Church Wardens. 


1721, 4tli Oct. John Johnson was elected Vestryman, riV^ 
Henry Lowe, d. *^ Then was ordered yt Roger Hailes should 
give Madame Lpwe notice to come and take ye pew down, she 
has built in ye Church, without consent of ye Vestry and 
Church Wardens ; otherwise she may expect to have it pulled 
down by order of the Vestry of said Parish : it l>eing an 
agreviance to the parishioners." 

1721, Oct. 10th. "A letter appearing from Madame Lowe, 
relating to the Pew, fixed in the Church, on which the Vestry 
debating, Mr. James Williamson, yo Minister, rather than the 
Vestry should be offended, does oblige himself and his friend 
to contribute the sum of twenty-five pounds sterling towards 
the building of a New Church, and thereto he has put his 
hand." ^ 

(Signed) James Williamson 

^*And that for ye above consideration the Vestry and Church 
Wardens do order and direct the said Pew, built by Madame 
IjOwc stand as it now is.^' 

" Then was ordered by yc Vestry yt the lock that is on ye 
pew door yt was formerly called Col. Blay's pew shall be and 
remain on as it now is." 

'* Further appointed also by ye Vestry and Church Wardens 
of ye Parish yt ye Parishioners should appear at ye Church, 
on Thursday, being ye 26th day of this instant, to see what 
contributions they will give towards ye building of a New 
Church, and ye Reverend James Williamson has promised 
to preach a sermon, on yc same day, answerable." 

The letter of lleverend Mr. Willkinson sent^to ye Ileverend 
Mr. James Williamson, bearing date ye 26th of September 
1721, was ordered to be recorded, which is as followeth : 

" Dear Br. I desire your Company at ye Consecration of 
Wye Church on St. Luke's Day of ye next Month, and intend 
to have a visitation the day following at ye same place, and 
expect one of your Church Wardens there. Be pleased to 
bring your Gown with you and lodge at ray house yc night 

" I have a Comj)Iaint preferred agst you by a very Great 
" man, the matter of it is (if I have not forgotten) that you 
" frequently employ your Clark to read ye prayers of ye 
" Church, and to babtiza ye children privately ; If I had 
" really believed ye report, I should have sent you word of 
" it before now. But, however, that you may not be mistaken 
" in your friends, and take them to be such, who are really 

358 OLD KENT. 

" otherwise, I guess ye She Lowe to be your accuser. Col. 
*' Ward sent me word of it. Pray acquit yourself of this 
" Imputation, and me also, for I, openly, vindicated you from 
" ye aspersion. I am your humble servant.'* 

*' Chris. Willkinson.*' 

The Vestry and Church Warden's Letter, in answer to 
Reverend Mr. Christopher Willkinson is as followeth : 

" Reverend Sir, The Reverend Mr. James Williamson, 
" of our Parish, was pleased to communicate to us, the Vestry 
" and Church Wardens of Shrewsbury Parish, ye contents of 
" your letter, which we declare and proved to be altogether 
" false, unjust and lying assertions ; & that to our Knowledge, 
" he was never guilty of these Crimes laid to his charge, We 
" are. May it please your Reverence your must humble 
" servants " 

Capt. Daniel Pearce Mr. Lambert Wilmer 
Mr. Samuel Wallis Mr. John Brooks 
Mr. John Hall Mr. John Johnson 

Roger Hicks and Roger Hailes Church Wardens. 

The Reverend Mr. Christopher Willkinson 

Commissary of ye Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Signed pe^* oi-der Abrah. Redgrave Clk. 

1722, March ye 26th. Roger Hicks and William Milborn 
were elected Vestrymen, and Philip Brooks and William 
Smothers chosen Church Wardens. 

1722, Sept. ye 15th. Then was ordered that Gideon Pearce 
(High Sheriff) should pay unto William Thornton thirty 
shillings and 250 lbs. Tob. for carrying &c. to his Excellency 
ye Governor, at Annapolis, the following letter : 

" May it please your Excellency : " 

"The Vestry of Shrewsbury, in Kent County, having 
•^ received an Information yt a certain Mr. Thos. Thomson, a 
" Minister, at present of Dorset County, has made application 
" to your Excellency to be inducted in this Parish, it created a 
" great uneasiness in ye inhabitants of ye Parish, in generall, 
" and which has given your Excellency trouble ; of this, 
*' desiring, on ye behalf of themselves & ye rest of ye parish- 
" ioners, that your Excellency would as well have a tender 
" regard to them of the laity as of ye promotion of some of the 


" clergy, whose business, of Late, has been, more to gape after 
** ye fleece than any Great Desire of Directing their flocks — 
" some of which I beg leave to acquaint your Excellency, that, 
" there have been too late an Instance of such unchristian 
" practices.— The Character of Mr. Thomson (if ye Report 
** given of him be true) is soe bad yt he is rediculous even 
" under the Denomination of a Layman, but far worse of a 
** Clergyman, whose actions are Publick marks for ye enemies 
*' of ye Church to point at, and it is on presumption yt your 
*' Excellency might be unacquainted with tlie Gentleman^s 
'* Credit that they give the trouble of this Relation, 

" The bad life & Corrupt principles of their last minister 
** they presume has been more than a little injurious to Religion- 
" in General & especially to their parish ; ye whole of ye par- 
** ishioners not Careing to come to Divine Service during his 
*' Stay amongst them, and some others wholly leaving ye 
'* Church & now constantly attend ye Quaker Meetings, & 
** sometimes giving their reasons for soe doing & say there can 
'^ be little Religion in a man who preaches against a sin on ye 
*' Sunday which he so often practices the rest of the Week. 

" Your Excellency may perceive, by this, how unhappy 
" they have been by loosing some of ye members of ye Church 
" for want of a good Minister, & may probably lose more, if 
** not prevented by your Excellency's favour, to recommend 
*• such a one, to reside among them, as a minister, whose life 
^* & actions may keep up ye Character of a good Christian & 
** Clergyman, & may tend to ye support of the true Protestant 
" Church & ye Glory of God, — otherwise they beg your 
" Excellency to wait for awhile that they may apply themselves 
^' to some friends in England to recommend such a person, to 
" your Excellency, for an Induction, as may Endeavour the 
** Service of God, the propogation of Religion, & the unity 
" iand welfare of his flock. 

" This which I am ordered to lay before your Excellency 
" for your concurrence & that they are with all due obedience. 
" Your Excellency's most humble servants" 

Signed per order Abrau. Redgrave. 

172§, 19th Feb'y. The Vestry order 2000 lbs. Tob. to be 
paid to Rev. Mr. Robert Walker for preaching three or four 

1723, April yc 15th. Lambert Wilmer and John Hall were 
elected Vestrymen, and Daniel Perkins and Peter Massy 
Church Wardens. 

360 OLD KENT. 

1723, Sept. ye 3rd. Rev. Mr. Richard Sewell was inducted 
Rector of the Parish. 

1724, April ye 6th. Thomas Hepbourn, John Wilson and 
Daniel Perkins were elected Vestrymen, and Jarvis Spencer 
and Christopher Hall, Church Wardens. 

1725, March ye 29th. Christopher Hall and John Dunning- 
ton were elected Vestrymen, and Joseph Hall and George 
Wilson, Church Wardens. 

1726, March ye 3rd. John Tilden and George Wilson were 
elected Vestrymen and John Rogers and Mathias Howard, 
Church Wardens. Thomas Medford was elected Vestryman. 

1727, April ye 3rd. Jarvis Spencer and Mathias Howard 
were elected Vertrymen and William Woodland and Sutton 
Burgan, Church Wardens. 

1728, April 21st. Sutton Burgan and William Woodland 
were elected Vestrymen, and Lambert Wilmcr and John Hall, 
Church Wardens. William Thornton was sworn Clerk to the 

1729, April ye 7th. John Hall and Henry Evens were 
elected Vestrymen, and Christopher Hall and Grifteth Jones, 
Church Wardens. 

1730, March ye 30th. James Stavely and Saml. Norris were 
elected Vestrymen. The Record of proceedings of the Vestry 
from 1730 to 1745 appears to be lost. 

1745, Aug. 6th. Rev. Mr. George William Forester was 
the Rector. Griffith Jones, Christopher Bellikin, John Gleaves 
and Christopher Hall were elected Vestrymen, and George 
Medford and Nicholas Massy, Church Wardens, and Obadiah 
Fisher, Clerk. 

1746, March 31st. Fardiando Hull and George Medford 
were elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Chandler and John 
Donaldson chosen Church Wardens. 

1747, April 20th. Nicholas Massy and Saml. Mansfield were 
elected Vestrymen and Wm. Comegys Jr., and George Wilson, 
Church Wardens. 

1748, April 11th. Lambert Wilmcr and John Donaldson 
were elected Vestrymen, and Peter Massy and Lambert Davis 
Church Wardens. 

1749, March 27th. Philip Hudson and John Hicks were 
elected Vestrymen, and William Smith and Dorobable French, 
Church Wardens. 

1750, April 16th. William Comegys and Peter Massy were 
elected Vestrymen, and Frederick Hanson and Richard Boyer, 
Church Wardens. 


1751, April 8th. Jolm Wallis and Hugh Wallis were elected 
Vestrymen, and Ebenezer Reyner and William Stoops, Church 
Wardens. 4th June, Richard Wilson qualified as Vestryman, 
vice Philip Hudson. 

1752, March 30th. William Woodland and Thomas Perkins 
were elected Vestrymen, and Jonathan Turner and John 
Browning, Church Wardens. 

1753, March 23d. Nicholas Smith and Corpelius Coraegys 
were elected Vestrymen, and Philip Brooks and William 
Symonds, Church Wardens. 

1754, April 15th. William Comegys Jr. and Thos. Chandler 
were elected Vestrymen, and John Crew and Jesse Cosden, 
Church Wardens. 

1755, March 31st. Alexand Baird and John Angier were 
elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Sewell and John Clayton, 
Church Wardens. 

1755, June 3d. The Vestry agreed there should be a sub- 
scription bond to build the addition to the Church. 

1756, March 19th. William Haley and Ebenezer Reyner 
were elected Vestrymen, and James Pcarce and William 
Kenton, Church Wardens. 

1757, April 11th. Augustine Boyer, Jr. and Andrew Hyn- 
son were elected Vestrymen, and Samuel Davis and Isaac 
Freeman, Church Wardens. 

1758, March 7th. Samuel Davis and Joseph Rasin were 
elected Vestrymen, and Robert Hatchison and Benjamin Hazel, 
Church Wardens. 

1759, April 16th. Robert Hatchison and Jonathan Turner 
were elected Vestrymen, and Jos. Bri.scoc and Richard Riley, 
Church Wardens. 

1759, Aug. 7th. William Haley was elected Clerk, vice 
Ebenezer Reyner, resigned. 

1760, Oct. ye 7th. Isaac Freeman & Daniel Massy were 
elected Vestrymen, and Joseph Briscoe and Richard Riley, 
Church Wardens. 

1761, March 23d. Henry Clark and John Comegys were 
elected Vestrymen, and Christopher Hall and John Stavely, 
Church Wardens. 

1762, April 12th. Joseph Briscoe and John Eccleston were 
elected Vestrymen, and Joseph Redgrave and Rasin Gale, 
Church Wardens. 

1763, April 4th. Joseph Redgrave and William Comegys 
were elected Vestrymen, and Bartus Piner and Nicholas Riley, 
Church Wardens. 


362 OLD KENT. 

1764, April 23d. Isaac Spencer, Basio Gale and Christopher 
Hall were elected Vestrymen, and Joseph Reyner and Michael 
Jobson, Church Wardens. 

1765, April 5th. Henry Trulock and Holeman Johnson 
were elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Boyer and Hezekiah 
Cooper, Church Wardens. 

1766, William Weathered, William Keating, James Pearce 
and Ebcnezer Reyner were* elected Vestrymen, and Bartns 
Comegys and Jas. Stavely, Church Wardens. 

1767, April 20th. Saml. Davis and Wm. Weithered were 
elected Vestrymen, and Thos. Boyer, Jr. and Wm. Merritt, 
Church Wardens. 

1768, April 4th. Wm. Woodland and Isaac Freeman were 
elected Vestrymen, and George Medford and Benjamin Riley, 
Church Wardens. 

1769, March 27tli. William Blay Tildcn and John Comegys 
were elected Vestrymen, and Joseph Stavely and John Wilson, 
Church Wardens. 

1770, April 16th. Samuel Thompson, Jas. Stavely, Jas. 
Hynson were elected Vestrymen, and Wm. Ford and Ebenezer 
Massy, Church Wardens. Ebenezer Reyner was elected and 
qualified as Clerk of the Vestry, vice Wm. Haley. 

1771, April 1st. Wm. Merritt and Ebenezer Massy were 
elected Vestrymen, and Wm. Briscoe and Jos. Massy, Church 

1772, April 20th. Wm. Briscoe and Jos. Massy were elected 
Vestrymen, and John Wilraer and Joseph Ireland, Church 

1773, April 12th. Benj. Riley and John Wilson were elected 
Vestrymen, and Jesse Cosden and Jos. Massy, son of Daniel, 
Church Wardens. 

1774, April 4th. Jos. Stavely and George Medford were 
elected Vestrymen, and Elijah Massy and Acquila Page, 
Church Wardens. 

1774, Nov. 12tli. Reverend George William Forester d. this 

1775, Feb'y 7th. Rev. Mr. Joiin Montgomery was inducted 
Rector of the Parish. 

1775, April 17th. Peter Massy and Jesse Cosden were elected 
Vestrymen, and Oliver Smith and George Wilson, Church 

1775, Oct. 3d. George Maffit qualified as Vestryman, vice 
Joseph Massy, d. 

1776, Jan'y 2d. The Vestry agreed to employ Messrs. Jas. 


Hollyday and Joseph Earle to defend the Glebe Land of the 

1776, April 8th. James Pearce and George Wilson were 
elected Vestrymen, and John Hurt and Archable Wright, 
Church Wardens. 

1777, Jan'y 21st. Isaac Spencer was elected Vestryman, vice 
Peter Massy, d. 

1777, March 31st. Wni. Wethered and John Hurt were 
elected Vestrymen, and Bartus Piner and Thos. Boyer, Jr., 
Church Wardens. 

1778, April 20th. Bartus Piner, Isaac Freeman and Samuel 
Davis were elected Vestrymen, and Thomas Pearce and 
William Blay Tilden, Church Wardens. 

1779, April 5th. Wm. Blay Tilden was elected Vestryman, 
and Wm. Keating and Jas. Hynson, son of Thomas, Church 

^' To the Vestrymen and Church Wardens of the Parish of 
" Shrewsbury y Gentlemen: 

" I find myself, by my present low and enfeebled situation, 
" incapable of performing my duty as Minister of the Parish 
" of Shrewsbury, and beg leave to resign the care of the said 
" parish into the hands of some worthier successor. Should it 
" please God shortly to bestow me to health, I am willing, with 
" your consent, to contribute my services until the obligations 
*^ I am under shall call upon me to attend elsewhere. I hope, 
" Gentlemen, my present sickness will be a sufficient apology 
" for my non-attendance this day. 

*' I am. Gentlemen, Your very humble servant, 

" Oct. 4th, 1779. Tiios. Hopkinson." 

I'he Answer. 

" The Vestry of Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County, has 
" desired me to inform you that they received yours wherein 
" you informed them that your state of Health will not Per- 
" mit you to Discharge your Duty as Minister of this Parish, 
" and Begg leave to Resign. They also desire me to inform 
" you that they accept your Resignation and hope you will be 
" Better Provided for elsewhere. They shall endeavor to 
" provide themselves, and shall not want any More of your 
" Services till some things layd to your Charge are cleared up. 

"By order of the Vesfry, 

" Oct. 4th, 1 779. Eben. Reyner, Eeg.'' 

364 OLD KENT. IScc. 126, 127. 

Sec. 126. Dr. Peregrine Wroth has permitted me to 
illustrate these pages with the following ** Memoirs of Physi- 
cions of Kent County" which were written in 1852, but have 
never been published. In the manuscript preface, Dr. Wroth 
says: "The following brief Memoirs were prepared at the 
suggestion and at the request of George C. M. Roberts, M. D. 
and D. D., Professor of Obstetrics in the Washington Medical 
College of Baltimore. He contemplated a Work on the Mem- 
bers of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland." 

Sec. 127. /*Dr. James M. Anderson. In the period 
embraced by these Memoirs, the first among the Meml^rs of 
the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Kent County, is the 
venerable name of Dr. James M. Anderson. He was a son 
of Dr. James Anderson, who was born in Scotland and emi- 
grated, thence, to Chestertown, but at what time is not remem- 
bered. He lived in and probably built the house still standing 
in the upper part of Cannon Street, in Chestertown, where his 
son, the subject of this memoir — his grandson Dr. James M. 
Anderson, Jr., and his great-grandson Dr. Alexander M. 
Anderson were born, lived and practiced Medicine. I have 
heard my preceptor, Dr. Browne, say that he remembered tlic 
Emigrant well, and he was considered eminent in his day. 
When his son, the subject of this memoir, grew up to man- 
hood he was sent to EcTinburgh, — the most celebrated Medical 
School in the world, — under those great men, Drs. Cullen and 
Monro — the former Professor of the Practice of Medicine, the 
latter Professor of Anatomy. How long he remained in 
Edinburgh, and how many courses of Lectures he attendee] is 
not known. He returned to Chestertown without a regular 
Diploma, but armed with an ample and very flattering Certifi- 
cate, signed by the Faculty of the University. 

** The theatre of his professional life was Chestertown and 
the surrounding country, including part of Queen Anne's 
County, on the opposite side of Chester river. His residence 
was in the Town for many years, until his son grew up and 
married, when he removed to his farm, distant about three 
miles, where, with a short interval of return, after the death 
of his son's wife, he remained until the close of his life in 
1820, in the 70th year of his age, having practiced Medicine 
nearly half a century. 

" In his long professional life he achieved, and most justly, 
a reputation, at home and abroad, which few, before or since, 
have enjoyed, and an extent of practice limited only by his 
ability to attend to it. Though much his Junior, I remember 

DR. JA8. M. ANDERSON. 365 

to have attended with him in some cases. In a clear and sat- 
isfactory way it was his custom, in Consultation with his 
brethren, to discuss the cases brought under his attention, 
their sources, morbid condiiion, and treatment, and I do not 
hesitate to say that it was more profitable to the young prac- 
titioners to listen to him on such occasions than to study the 
most elaborate treatise on the same subject by the best author. 
His language was clear and chaste, learned and eminently 
fitted to instruct. In one feature of his character he excelled 
all whom I have known. His piety was deep and sincere, and 
his whole walk, social, professional and religious, was such as 
attracted the attention and commanded the admiration of all. 
In all bad cases it was his custom to kneel by the bed of his 
patient in earnest prayer to God for help, and for the recovery 
and spiritual welfare of the sick, and of the family to which 
he belonged. 

" Towards the end of his life he was so feeble that when he 
arrived at the house of the sick he was frequently obliged to 
lie down before he could prescribe. He refused no call while 
he was able to get into his sulky, a kind of single carriage 
then altogether used by physicians. When at last he was 
unable to rise from his bed, he sent for his son, Dr. James M. 
Anderson, Jr., Dr. Browne and myself. We all promptly 
obeyed the call, and, when assembled in his chamber, he 
addressed us, if my memory be correct after a lapse of 40 
years, in the following words. In fact, he said much more, 
but these words are distinctly remembered : 

" ' I have sent for you. Gentlemen, believing it to be my 
^ duty to use the means placed in our hands for my recovery, 
' if it be the Lord's Will. I promise to obey your orders and 
' take everything you may prescribe. But I know that all 
' your skill and all your etforts will be in vain, and I am sat- 
* isfied that it should be so. I am willing and ready to die 
' when it may please the Lord to call me.' 

" It was a sad but beautiful sight to look upon that calm 
and venerable face, — his hoary locks falling over his breast 
and shoulders, — his dark eye beaming with intelligence and 
love. He had ' finished his course' — he had ' kept the faith,' 
and was calmly and submissively waiting for his crown. We 
all had known him long. We admired him for his learning 
and eminent talents, but we loved him for the kindness and 
tenderness of his heart. 

"During his last illness an affecting incident occurred. 
Two ladies, Mrs. Alphonsa Blake and her sister-in-law, Miss 

366 OLD KENT. [Sec. 128. 

Jane Blake, who had often felt the benefit of his skill — ^and 
the kindness of his attentions, in his character as a Christian, 
went to see him, and though Roman Catholics, such was their 
confidence in his piety, that they kneeled by his bed-side 
and asked his blessing. The good old roan stretched out his 
arms, laid his hands on their heads and earnestly prayed that 
the blessing of God would rest upon them. 

" From early youth Dr. Anderson had united himself with 
the Methodists, then in their infancy in Kent County, and for 
many years was the acknowledged head of that religious 
society in Chcstertown. 

" His dress was a gray cloth coat, long-waisted, single or 
shad-breasted, standing collar, long skirts, reaching from below 
the knee, with ample pockets. He wore olive coloured velvet 
breeches, very loose, buckled at the knee with silver buckles, — 
gray woolen stockings, home knit, long vamped short quar- 
tered shoes with large silver buckles, a low-crowned broad 
brimmed beaver hat, and around his neck a white lawn stock 
(neck-cloth) plaited in many folds and fastened behind his 
neck with a silv^er buckle. In winter, when going out lie 
wore red-topped boots. 

" Dr. Anderson was rather below the middle stature, slender, 
and with a limping gait; having had several bones broken by 
falls from his sulky. His whole appearance, though dignified 
was unique, forming a tout ensemble, which, once seen, was not 
soon forgotten. AVith a dignity never laid aside, for it was 
natural, he combined a child-like simplicity of character which 
secured to him a degree of respect, reverence and love which 
very few ever reach. 

" I enjoyed the privilege of an intimate acquaintance with 
this venerable patriarch, and shall ever remember with grate- 
ful pride that though young, comparatively unknown, he took 
some notice of me." 

Sec. 128. "Dr. James M. Anderson, Jr., son of Dr. 
James M. Anderson, was educated at AVashington College, 
Chestertown, and received a classical and liberal training. 
He was of the medium size, well proportioned, of comely and 
graceful person, lordly in his carriage and general deportment, 
exceedingly careful and particular in his dress, which always 
consisted of the most costly materials, fashionably cut, while 
on his high intellectual forehead was written in legible char- 
acters : ' Odi profanum vulgus et arceo ! ' 

" With those whom he considered his equals, socially, he 
was affable and friendly — to all he showed himself to be a 
well-bred gentleman. 


" Dr. Anderson pursued the study of Medicine under the 
immediate tuition of Dr. Rusli, Professor of the Practice of 
Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. He commenced 
the practice of his profession in connexion with his father, in 
Chestertown, and was considered, and justly, as a young man 
of fine promise. While still young he married, and his 
father, finding that from his advancing years and infirmities 
he needed repose, retired to his farm in the neighborhood of 
Chestertown. His son succeeded to all his father's business. 
His practice was select and profitable. The Doctor was a great 
reader, and though he spent much time with the lighter litera- 
ture of the day, he kept himself well posted in the progress 
of his profession by means of the Medical Quarterly Journals. 
All his life he enjoyed the reputation of a good Physician, and 
always held a respectable rank among his professional brethren. 
In his genial moods his conversation was seasoned with wit 
and humor ; and, having at command an inexhaustible fund 
of anecdotes, was the life of every social circle into which he 
might be thrown. He was quick at repartee, and enjoyed the 
society of kindred spirits so keenly that I have seen him 
almost fall from his chair in convulsions of laughter. He 
was, consequently, very popular as a social companion, and was 
greatly admired by his patients as second to none in judgment. 
I)r. Anderson died 31st May 1830, in the 55th year of his 
age, very suddenly, as was supposed of disease of the heart, 
after returning one evening to his house from visiting some 
patients. The previous existence of the disease had not, as 
far as I know, been suspected. After he got home he com- 
plained of feeling badly, and laid down on his bed. Soon 
afterwards, his wife being with him, he felt his wrist, and, 
finding that his pulse had ceased to beat, he remarked that he 
was gone — and died.^' 

Sec. 128, A. Dr. James Moat Anderson, Jr. was m. 
twice. His 1st wife, m. 16th Feb'y 1796, was Elizabeth Bed- 
ingfield Hands, dau. of Thomas B. and Mary Hands, and had 
child., viz., Anna Maria, b. 29th Nov. 1797, d. 14th Oct. 
1800,— James M., b. 16th Jan'y 1799, d. 9th Oct. 1800,— 
Thomas Bedingfield Hands, b. 8th Oct. 1800, d. 14th Sept. 
1803,— a 2nd James M., b. 5th July 1803, d. 5th May 1805. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Bedingfield Hands Anderson d. 26th Feb'y 
1804. His 2d wife, m. 13th Nov. 1806, was Elizabeth Smith, 
and had child., viz., Mary, b. 25th July 1807, d. 27th Aug. 
1807,— William Smith, b. 4th Oct. 1808, d. 30th Aug. 1809,— 
John Brown Hackett, b. 5th Dec. 1809, d. 6th Sept. 1863,— 

368 OLD KENT. 

Francis, b. 18th Sept. 1811,— Elizabeth, b. 22d July 1813, 
d. 27th Sept. 1815,— a 3rd James Moat, b. 2d Sept. 1814, d. 
20th Sept. 1815,— Alexander Moat, b. 25th Sept. 1816, d. 7th 
Sept. 1859,— Ann Margaret, b. 27th Dee. 1818,— Edward, b. 
14th June 1822, and Caroline Elizabeth Anderson, b. 11th 
Dec. 1824, d. 26th Oct. 1828. Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Ander- 
son d. 25th Dec. 185:^ 

Dr. Alexander Moat Anderson, son of Dr. James M. 
and Elizabeth Smith Anderson m. 28th Dec. 1852, Susan R. 
Frisby, dau. of James Frisby and Rebecca Stoops, a descendant 
of Col. Hans Hanson, and had child., viz., Alexander Moat, 
b. 30th March 1856, d. 25th Nov. 1856, and James Frisby 
Anderson, b. 25th Sept. 1857. 

Ann Margaret Anderson, dau. of Dr. James M. and 
Elizabeth Smith Anderson, m. 25th April 1843, John Rodgers 
Gray, and had child., viz., Helen, — James M., — Andrew, — 
Alexander, — John A., — Rebecca F., — Fannie, — Elizabeth 
Frisby, and John Hampden Gray. 

Andrew Gray, son of John Rodgers and Ann Margaret 
Gray, m. 26th Nov. 1872, Sophie Pinckney, dau. of Hon. 
Frederick Pinckney (a distinguished member of the Bar of 
Baltimore), and had child., viz., Isabel and Ethel Gray, twins, 
and Bertha Gray. 

John Brown Hackett Anderson, son of Dr. James M. 
and Elizabeth Smith Anderson, m. 10th Aug. 1835, Elizabeth 
Frisby, sister of Susan R. Frisby. She d. March 1862, and 
had child., viz., William Frisby, — Mary E.,— Emma Caroline, 
— James Moat, and John Stoops Anderson. 

William Frisby Anderson, son of John B. H. Anderson 
and Elizabeth Frisby, m. 19th April 1865, Victoria Louise 
Starlings, and had child., viz., Anna Virginia, — Elizabeth 
Frisby, — Georgia Louise, and Herbert Willson Anderson. 

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, dau. of John B. H. Ander- 
son and Elizabeth Frisby, m. 22d Dec. 1863, James Bateman 
Hopkins, and had child., viz., John Anderson, b. 18th April 
1865, d. 1st Nov. 1865, — Alice Gertrude, — Mary Anderson, 
— Daniel, — James Bateman,^— Maggie, b. 12th Sept. 1872, d. 
3d Nov. 1873,— Alexander, b. 12th Aug. 1874, d., and Edward 

Emma Caroline Anderson, dau. of John B. H. Anderson 
and Elizabeth Frisby, m. Dec. 1865, Charles E. Tolson, and 
had child., viz., John Stoops, d., — Elizabeth Frisby, — Charles 
Eareckson, and Percy Tolson. 

DR. E. WORRELL. 369 

Sec. 129. " Dr. Edward Worrell, the younger of two 
sons of Mr. William Worrell, of Fairy Meadow, near Ches- 
tertown, received a classical education at the old Free School, 
as it was called, — a large brick building on the hill, above the 
Spring, still known as the Free School Spring, on the road 
from Chestertown to Washington College, which was built 
since. A Free School only in name (though such it might 
have been originally before ray time), all paid for their tuition. 
It was then the best Seminary of learning in the County, and 
was under the care of teachers eminent for their qualifications 
before Washington College was built, Rev. Dr. Smith and 
Rev. Mr. Armor. 

*' Dr. Worrell studied medicine under the care of Dr. 
Boardley, a respectable physician of that day, in Chestertown ; 
attended lectures in Philadelphia, and commenced the practice 
of medicine about the year 1784. He had a fine, commanding 
figure, little, if any, less than six feet in height, somewhat 
inclined to obesity, but graceful and active in his movements, 
of a very handsome countenance, courteous and gentlemanly 
in his bearing, and affable and kind to all. He evidently 
entertained a high degree of self-respect, and was not disposed 
to tolerate any exhibition of a want of it in others. He was 
a great reader, and, though much engaged in a large practice, 
he found time to keep up with the progress of medical science, 
to amuse himself with the * Diversions of Purley ' and to 
maintain an intimate acquaintance with physical science and 

Seneral literature, ranking with the first literary men of the 
" Dr. Worrell continued to follow his profession, in Ches- 
tertown, with universal satisfaction until 1796, when, by the 
death of his elder brother, he fell heir to the paternal estate of 
Fairy Meadow, in the vicinity of Chestertown (where his 
grandson. Dr. Frederick, now resides). Passionately fond of 
agriculture, he removed to the country and cultivated his land 
in connection with his practice, which was extensive, until his 
premature and lamented death in 1804. 

" He was truly an industrious man, out of his bed by the 
dawn and walking about his farm, planning improvements and 
attending to their execution, and was far ahead of his neigh- 
bors in scientific and practical agriculture. After an early 
breakfast he was ready to attend to professional calls. He 
deservedly held a high rank in his professional and social 
relations, and was considered by all as equal, and by his 
patients, as superior to the most distinguished of his contem* 

370 OLD KENT. [Sec. 130. 

poraries. He was my father's friend and family physician, 
and it was under his care that I commenced the study of 
medicine. I continued in his office from July 18th, 1803, to 
October 18th, 1804, when he died of pneumonia, in the 62nd 
year of his age, universally lamented. 

" Dr. Worrell was the preceptor of Dr. Morgan Browne, of 
Chestcrtown ; of Dr. Henry Page, of Kent ; of Dr. John 
Groomc, then of Kent, afterwards of Elkton, Cecil County. 
All of whom attained eminence in professional life, which was 
owing, in part at least, to his strict, frequent and thorough 
examinations. In all the phases of his character he had few 
equals — no superiors.^' 

Sec. 130. " Dr. Morgan Browne was born in 1769, the 
eldest son of Mr. Joseph Browne, a respectable farmer and 
land owner of Kent County. He was liberally educated, 
partly at the old Free School and partly at Washington Col- 
lege, then just founded. He held a high rank among his 
classmates for scholarship, and finished his college course 
without obtaining a diploma — the college, being in its infancy, 
had not begun to confer its honors. He entered the office 
of Dr. Worrell, in Chestcrtown, about the year 1788, and 
attended lectures in Philadelphia when the distinguished Dr. 
Kuhn was Professor of the Practice of Medicine. 

" During the time he was engaged in study he was frequently 
called to attend the sick in the absence of his preceptor, and such 
were his prudence and tact that he won golden opinions, while 
yet a mere tyro. Towards the close of the course of lectures in 
February 1791, a general inoculation for small-pox took place 
in Kent County, and Dr. Worrell, finding it impossible to 
attend to all who desired inoculation, wrote for his pupil, 
Browne, to come home and join him in practice. Accordingly, 
he left before the close of the course of lectures. Though, 
then, not quite five years old, I well remember the time when 
Dr. Worrell inoculated my father's family. A few days after 
he sent Dr. Browne to sec whether we had taken the infection. 
My mother, who was intimate in Dr. Worrells family, and 
knew Dr. Browne as a student^ met him at the door, and said, 
'Morgan, what did Dr. Worrell send you here for?' He 
replied, ' To see if the family had taken the infection, Madam.' 
'Well, do you know anything about it?' *Yes, Madam, I 
know as much, probably, as Dr. Worrell, for I have been 
with it in the hospitals, all winter.' 'Well, come in and look 
at their arms.' This was, perhaps, Dr. Browne's first profes- 
sional visit, and afterwards he needed no further introduction 

DR. M. BROWNE. 371 

or commcudatioD. He seemed to have secured the favor of 
my parents, and during his connection with Dr. Worrell, until 
1796, he was received everywhere Dr. Worrell could not 

** Dr. Browne having attended not even one full course of 
lectures, did not obtain a diploma, but was, like many others 
of that day, styled Doctor by courtesy. Indeed, there was not 
at that time one M. D. in Kent County. It was not so fash- 
ionable as now. It may, however, be said with perfect truth, 
and the remark has been made by strangers, as well as by the 
citizens, that Chestertown was peculiarly favored in having 
physicians of the first rank, as Anderson, Worrell and Browne. 

*' Young physicians have many difficulties to encounter in 
their entrance into business. But as Dr. Browne was taken 
into partnership by his preceptor, which indicated the confi* 
denoe he reposed in him, lie seemed to have no middle state, 
but sprung at once from youth to maturity. He was a hard 
student, and having been well educated, had stored his mind 
with all the riches of the professional lore of that day, as 
well as the varied wealth of Grecian and Eoman literature. 
Many great works of a preceding age, works now seldom seen 
in medical libraries, never read, were laboriously studied by 

" Dr. Browne was not only popular with his patients^ but 
was highly esteemed by his professional brethren, for the 
maturity of his judgment. He had a very extensive practice, 
and his success was equal to, indeed, was the groundwork of 
his fame. 

"He had been in practice from 1791 to 1807, when, after 
completing my course of study, under his care, after the death 
of Dr. Worrell, he proposed to me a partnership with him. 
The offer was, of course, gladly and gratefully accepted. 
This partnership was terminated by my removal to my farm, 
about 3 miles from Chestertown, in the year 1813, when an 
invasion was threatened by the English ships, then lying in 
the Chesapeake Bay. All persons who had country seats left 
the town for a time, intending to return when danger was 
over. I chose, however, to remain in the country, and did so 
until 1821, when I was driven back to town by the dreadful 
illness of my family. By that time, Dr. Joseph Browne was 
in practice with his father. 

**About 1841, Dr. Browne had a serious attack of typhoid 
fever, from which he broke down in physical strength and too 
evidently marked in his intellectual powers. He soon retired 

372 OLD KENT. ISec. 131. 

to Ins farm near St. Paul's Church, wlierc he lingered a year 
or two and died at the age of 72. 

*' In person, Dr. Browne was about 5 feet and 8 or 9 inches 
in height, neat, but^ not showy in his dress, and in early life was 
very handsome. In my whole life, now extended to three 
score and sixteen, I have not known a physician of superior 
judgment, or more deservedly admired and loved." 

Sec. 131. " Dr. Jacx)B Fjsher was the third son of the 
Rev. Mr. Fisher, a Baptist Clergyman, of Sussex County, 
Delaware. His two elder brothers were named Abraham and 

*' Where he was educated and what was the extent of his 
learning is not known, but I do know that he conversed 
fluently and correctly and wrote with facility, taste and judg- 
ment. While a member of the Kent County Medical Society 
he presented an essay which would have given a respectable 
name to a Professor. 

" He attended the usual course of lectures in the Medical 
College of the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, and was 
graduated with honor as M. D. He also complied with the 
provisions of the law, in the Act incorporating the Medical 
and Chirurgical Faculty, and obtained license from the Exam- 
iners, thus becoming an L. M. 

" Soon after the premature and lamented death of Dr. 
Henry Page, in 1821, his friends and patients united in an 
invitation to mo to remove from Chestertown and take his 
place. The invitation was declined, for my friends and patients 
were unwilling that I should leave them. About this time, 
1821 or 1822, Dr. Fisher came from Baltimore, offered him- 
self a candidate for their favor, and was universally accepted. 

*^ For a few years he had an extent of practice too large for 
any one man, however active and vigorous he might be. The 
topographical position of the district, consisting of Eastern 
Neck Island, Pine Neck, Skinner's Neck, Pig Neck, part of 
Broad Neck, besides a considerable country around St. Paul's 
Church, the Bayside and Swan Creek, &c., long and narrow 
slips of land between deep and unfordable creeks, rendered 
traveling from one to the other tedious and laborious. A 
competitor, in Dr. AVilliam F. Harper, soon appeared, and, 
settling near St. Paul's, relieved Dr. Fisher of a part of his 

" I became acquainted with Dr. Fisher soon after he came 
to Kent, and found him very clever, well informed in his line 
of business and conscientiously inclined to keep pace with all 

DR. J. FISHER — I. U. PARISH. 373 

the improvements and discoveries in medicine. In my frequent 
intercourse with him in consultations and otherwise I had good 
opportunities of becoming satisfied, and so became, that he had 
a well regulated mind, an amiable disposition, and that he was 
an example worthy of imitation in his domestic, social and 
professional relations. 

"On the 9th of April 1857, Dr. Fisher suflFered an attack 
of paralysis while in his carriage, on his return from visiting 
a patient. Though his mind rallied after the first day, and 
was unaffected by the shock, his physical powers never 
recovered their tone, and aft^r a long confinement, borne with 
Christian meekness and cheerfulness, he died 18th of February 
1859, in the 64th year of his age. For many years Dr. Fisher 
had fully sustained the character of a pious and exemplary 
Christian, and was a prominent member of the Methodist 
Protestant Church. He was about 5 feet 8 inches high, stout 
built, and rather inactive in his movements. Of a comely 
countenance, in which the character he bore for the goodness 
of his heart, both by nature and grace, was faithfully portrayed, 
and of a refined and gentlemanly manner. He was a good 
physician, — and better, a good Christian man. 

'* The author of this imperfect tribute maintained a most 
amicable, social and professional intimacy with Dr. Fisher, 
uninterrupted by a single cloud for six and thirty years, 
and laments the inadequacy of his power to do justice to his 


Sec. 139. " Be it therefore enacted by the Right Honorable 
the Lord Proprietary by and with the advice and consent of 
his Lordships Governor and the Upper and Lower house of 
Assembly and the authority of the same. That from and 
afler this present Session of Assembly all those parts of St. 
Pauls Parish and Shrewsbury Parish in Kent County afore- 
said that are contained within the bounds hereinafter men- 
tioned and expressed, 

" That is to say Beginning in St. Pauls Parish at the mouth 
of a pond by the Bay-side between Marmaduke Tilden's and 
AVilliam Frisby's (lately John B. Anderson's now Overand's) 
and running up the pond-side to the head thereof where it 
intersects the line between said Marmaduke Tilden's and George 

374 OLD KENT. 

Copper's land, thence with that line to the road leading from 
eaid Tilden's to Cooter Grffins, thence with that road to inter- 
sect the main road leading from the head of Worton Creek by 
Chcstertown and with that main road to a vally in James 
McClcan's plantation leading into the head of the Branch 
called Fannings Branch thence down that vally and Branch 
to a small branch issueing out of said Fannings Branch called 
Bloody-Bridge-Branch thence up said Bloody Bridge Branch 
to the head thereof and with a straight line to the head of 
Muddy Creek and down said Creek to Chester River, 

"And in Shrewsbury Parish beginning at the mouth of 
Turners Creek on Sassafras river and running up said Creek 
to James Louttits Point (now Mrs. Mary Janvier where the 
Wharf and Granary now stands) and thence with the road 
leading by John Hawkins into the main County road to Chcs- 
tertown thence with the said main County road to Thomas 
Perkins and thence by the Cross roads to I^aac Perkins 
Mills, and thence by a due south-east line from the said Mills 
to Chester river shall be taken from St. Pauls Parish and 
Shrewsbury Parish aforesaid, and created into a new Parish 
by the name of Chester Parish." 

Then follows what appears the first meeting of the Vestry 
on May 6th, 1766. The following members attended : Aaron 
Alford, Macall Medford, Joseph Rasin, St. Leger Everett, and 
Wm. Ringgold, Vestrymen ; William Cowarden, Church 

An agreement was made by the above with Charles Tilden, 
Architect, for the building of a Church 60 feet long and 40 
feet wide. The walls to be three bricks from the foundation to 
the water-table, and two and a half bricks thick from thence to 
the plate on the sides. The building to have two doors and 
thirteen arched windows 5J feet wide and 9 feet high, with 
double sashes, &c. The articles of agreement contain a minute 
description of the building and of the materials of which it 
was to be built, and the whole was to be finished by the Slst 
day of March, 1768, for which the Vestry agreed to pay to 
the said Architect, Charles Tilden, the sum of £758 in Span- 
ish milled dollars, estimated at 7 shillings and 6 pence Penn- 
sylvania currency. The articles were signed by the Vestry 
and the architect. 

This building stood precisely on the ground where the 
present I. U. Church now stands. The long way from east to 
west, with the main front entrance fronting the south. The 
Pulpit on the north side fronting the main entrance, with the 

I. u. PARISH. 376 

Chancel or Communion at the west end. The aisles crossing 
each other the whole length and width of the building, with 
50 large square pews. There was also a door of entrance at 
the east end, and a stairway immediately inside the door lead- 
ing to the gallery. 

At a meeting of the Vestry, on 10th June, 1766, the follow- 
ing members appeared, viz. : 

William Einggold, Thomas Perkins, St. Leger Everett, and 
Robert Peacock and William Cowarden, Church Wardens. 
Charles Tilden agreed to build a brick Vestry-room 18 feet 
square, and to furnish all the materials for £90 current money. 
This house stood about 25 or 30 paces from the end of the 
Church in a north-east direction from the east door. 

The Eev. Mathias Harris was the first Rector. 

On 21st July, 1769, a special meeting was called at the 
request of the Rev. Philip Hughes. The following members 
were present : Richard Frisby, Luke Griffith, Thomas Smith, 
James Wroth, and Macall Medford. The Rev. Mr. Hughes 
presented his induction to this Parish to the Vestry, which 
was read and postponed until the sentiments of a full Vestry 
could be ascertained. 

The next meeting was held July 21th, 1769. Present: 
Luke Griffith, Robert Buchanan, James Wroth, Macall Med- 
ford, and Thos. Smith, Vestrymen ; Edward Beck and Thos. 
Medford, Church Wardens. No decision seems to have been 
made, but a special meeting was held on the 5th August, when 
it appears that the Rev. Mathias Harris appeared as Rector 
and a member of the Vestry. The Vestry ordered the Reg- 
istrar, Charles Groom, to write to the Rev. Philip Hughes, as 
follows : 

"Dear Sir : I am directed by the Vestry to acquaint you 
that they have ordered me to Register your Induction whenever 
you please to produce it, and have given orders for your 
admission into the Church any time when you will attend. 
And the Vestry would be glad if you will preach at the 
Church to-morrow Aug. 5th 1769. 

" Charles Giioo>f.'' 

Agreeably to the order of the last Vestry the Rev. Philip 
Hughes has produced his induction, and it was entered on the 
Book of Records, as follows : 

" Maryland St. Frederick, absolute Lord and Proprietary 
of the Province of Maryland, and Avalon I^rd Baron of 
Baltimore &c. to Rev. Philip Hughes sendeth Greeting: 

376 OLD KENT. 

"We do hereby constitute and appoint you, said Philip 
Hughes, to be Rector of the Church of Chester Parish, in 
Kent County, to have hold and enjoy the said Church together 
with all the rights, profits and advantages whatsoever apper- 
taining to a Minister of said Parish and do hereby require the 
Church Wardens, Vestrymen and other the Parishioners to 
receive, acknowledge and assist you the said Philip Hughes in 
all matters relating to the discharge of your functions. 

" Witness our well beloved Robert Eden Esquire Governor 
and Commander in Chief in and over the said Province this 
16th day of July in the 19th year of our dominion Anno 
Domini 1769. 

" Signed by order U. Scott, Clk. Con.'' 

" I hereby certify that the Rev. Philip Hughes qualified as 
Rector of Chester Parish by taking the several oaths directed 
by the Act of Assembly and subscribing the test this 7th day 
of August 1769 before 

" Thomas Smith." 

The Freeholders of the Parish met this day, April 20th, 

1772, at the Parish Church, and elected Thomas Wilkins and 
Simon Worrell Vestrymen in the room of Thomas Smith and 
Macall Medford, late Vestrymen, now left out, and Edward 
Beck and Josias Ringgold, Church Wardens, in the room and 
place of John Anger and Rasin Gale, late Church Wardens, 
now left out. 

A meeting of the Vestry is recorded held Nov. 10th, 1772, 
when were present Rev. Philip Hughes, D. D., Sfe Leger 
Everett, Wm. Cowerden, John Duyer, Thos. Wilkins, and 
Joseph Rasin, Vestrymen ; and Edward Beck, Church Warden. 

This appears to be the last meeting at which the Rev. 
Philip Hughes, D. D., presided as Rector on March 14th, 1773. 
At a meeting of the Vestry the Rev. Mathias Harris presented 
his induction to this Parish. It was ordered to be read and 
entered on the Parish Register. 

The name of Rev. John Patterson is recorded as present, in 

1773, 1774, and again 1775. 

On page 29, Old Register, is recorded that the Rev. Samuel 
Keene agrees to officiate in the Parish Church, I. U., every 
third Sunday, and at the Chapel in Chestertown every third 
Sunday. Joseph Couden agrees to act as Lay Reader on the 
other three Sundays in said Churches. Nothing is said of the 
residence of Mr. Keene, but there is a condition that he should 
remove his family to Kent County. The date of this agree- 
ment is Nov. 8th, 1779. 

r. u. PARISH. 377 

The war of the llevolution going on at this time, there appears 
to have been very irregular services, nearly all the Episcopal 
clergy being of English birth, and sympathising with the 
mother country, were obliged to leave their churches, and 
this so continued in a greater or less degree for many years. 
The Methodists about this period took their rise and were 
nearly the only preachers in Kent County. This state of 
afiairg continued for some time after the consecration of Dr. 
White, who was the first Bishop in America of any denomina- 
tion. At the time of reestablishing of the Episcopal Church, 
1787, the Church in this county was wcll-nign extinct. And 
the writer of this can remember, from 1816 to 1825, when a 
room of 10 feet square would, perhaps, hold every Episcopa- 
lian in Kent County. Yet there were spasmodic efforts to 
keep the Church alive. AVe find at a Vestry meeting, June 
4th, 1781, John Sturgges agrees to act as Clerk in the church 
and chapel, to keep the church clean and ring the bell (per- 
haps the same old bell that now summons the people to 
worship at the old church in Chestertown) at a salary of 60 
bushels of wheat. The Vestry at this time were Dr. John 
Scott, Dr. Thos. Vandyke, John Bolton, John Kennard, St. 
Ijeger Everett ; Church Warden, Marmaduke Medford ; and 
Charles Groome, Register. 

At a special Vestry meeting held December, 1789, an invi- 
tation was sent to Baltimore town, to the Rev. John Roberson, 
to come over and officiate for one month on trial. 

At a subsequent meeting, 1st Feb. 1790, when Jeremiah 
Nicols, St. Leger Everett, John Kennard and Doctor Edward 
Worrell, Vestrymen, were present, it was resolved to employ 
Rev. Mr. Roberson for six months, and if at the expiration of 
that time Mr. Roberson should incline to continue for the 
year, the Vestry would assign to him the whole of the sub- 

August 22d, 1790. A certificate is given by the Vestry, 
Church Warden, and Register to Samuel Keene, Jun., recom- 
mending him to the Standing Committee of the Diocese for 
Priest's orders. 

October 14th, 1790. Vestrymen present. Dr. Jno. Scott, Dr. 
Edward Worrell, Hales Everett, St. Leger Everett, and Johu 
Kennard. Ordered and agreed by the Vestry to employ the 
Rev. Samuel Armor to officiate in this Parish for one year, to 
commence from the 31st of this instant, Oct., and that the 
said Samuel Armor shall officiate every other Sunday at I. U. 
and chapel in Chestertown, or oftener, if convenient for said 

378 OLD KENT. 

clergymen to do so. Samuel Armor was Register at this 
time. There is no more entry in the old book until 4th April, 
1796. Samuel Chew was elected Lay Delegate to a Conven- 
tion to be held in Easton that year. The Vestry adjourned 
to meet in Chestertown ; John Gale, Reg. 

May 4th, 1796. Vestry present: St. Legcr Everett, John 
Chew, John Wethered, Benjamin Chambers, James Corse; 
Wardens, John Hyland and Joseph Everett. 

Rev. Archibald Walker was called on to know upon what 
terms he would agree to officiate. Mr. Walker said for £150 
if the Vestry would insure the payment; they declined. The 
Vestry and Church Wardens living in Chestertown, viz.: 
John Wethered, John Chew, John Hyland, Benj. Chambers 
and Dr. Edward Worrell, do agree to pay the Rev. A. Walker 
at the rate of £100 for officiating in the chapel in Chester- 
town every Sunday for one year. John Gale was Register. 

April 10th, 1798. Thomas Worrell, John Scott were 
elected in the room of John Chew and John Hyland put out, 
and in place of St. Leger Everett, deceased. Thomas Wilkins 
was elected Church Warden ; James Wroth, Register. At 
an adjourned meeting held July 14th, 1800, the following 
contract was made with Rev. George Dashields, viz. : to 
obtain such subscription for him as we can, and to use legal 
measures to collect the same; also to allow said Dashields to 
preach at St. Paul's at such times as a Joint Committee of 
both Parishes may agree upon. 

From the last mentioned date, the new names that appear 
on the Register as Vestrymen until 1811 are, Wm. Smith, 
Isaac Connell, Jun., Simon Wilmer, Samuel Ringgold, Wm. 
Graves, Wm. Barroll, Unit Anger, Thos. B. Hands, Richard 
Barroll, James Scott, Gen. Philip Reed, Dr. Benson, B, 
Blake, Stephen Crane, Wm. Skirvin, James Bowers, Wm. H. 
Wilmer, Isaac Spencer, Joseph Wicks, John Carvill. 

From 1800 to 1811, the following Clergymen are men- 
tioned as having officiated or as having been called to officiate 
at I. U. and the chapel at Chestertown. Rev. Mr. Ball, Rev. 
Mr. Davis, Rev. Simon Wilmer, Rev. John Kewley. The 
induction of Mr. Kewley was performed at the chapel in 
Chestertown, and it was ordered that the keys of I. U. Church 
be brought to the chapel on that occasion. Rev. William H. 
Wilmer was the last Rector of Chester Parish that held regu- 
lar service at I. U. The building becoming so dilapidated, 
the house was abandoned. The writer of this remembers the 
old church from 1816 to 1834, with its roof fallen in, doors 

I. U. PARISH. 379 

off the hinges, and a shelter for the sheep and other animals 
in hot or bad weather. The pews and walls were during that 
period in good condition. In that condition it was sold to 
Mr. Benjamin Howard, who hauled the bricks away, and built 
a dwelling in 1835, on his farm near Turner's Creek, now 
belonging to Mrs. Hammau, his daughter. She is the widow 
of the late Dr. Hamman. So ends this brief history of old 
I. U. 

The new church, now standing on the precise spot from 
which the old church was taken, was built and completed 
between the years 1856 and 1859. Eev. Mr. Stokes, Rector, 
of Chestertown, had frequent services during the warm weather 
under the shade at old I. U., and mainly through his influence 
the people got in the notion to rebuild a church. Those that 
mostly interested themselves were Dr. Wm. M. Gemmill, Dr. 
Thos. G. Wroth, Anthony BelJ, Nathaniel T. Hynson, Wm. 
F. Baker, Edward T. Wroth, Dr. Thos. C. Wroth, Isaac 
Perkins, John P. Davidson, &c. Mr. Stokes held regular 
services there as long as he remained in Chestertown every 
Sunday P. M. When he left, the gentleman above-named 
called Rev. Ambrose Clark and petitioned the Convention to 
set them off as a separate Parish, to be called I. U. This was 
done, and on the 11th day of May, 1863, they were fully 
organized with the above-named gentlemen as its first Vestry ; 
Wm. R. Davidson, Register. 

The bounds of I. U. Parish are as follows : Beginning at 
the mouth of a pond by the Bay-side in the farm of John B. 
H. Anderson, that is to say, at a point where the boundary 
line of Chester and St. Paul's Parish, begins and running by 
and with said line to a point where it intersects the 3rd and 
4th Election Districts of Kent County, in the main road lead- 
ing from Worton's Creek to Chestertown, near the residence 
of J. C. Parsons, and thence by a due east line until it inter- 
sects the boundary line of Shrewsbury Parish, thence by and 
with said line to its beginning, at the mouth of Turner's Creek 
on Sassafras River. 

The Rev. Mr. Perryman, of Shrewsbury Parish was the 
next Minister at I. U., holding service in the P. M. of each 
Sabbath. The church at I. U. was consecrated by the Rt. 
Rev. Bishop Whittingham, about 1860, and called Christ 
Church of I. U. Parish. I forgot to mention in its place the 
entire territory of I. U . Parish was taken from Chester Parish, 

Next to Mr. Perryman was Rev. Dr. Charles Goodrich, of 
Shrewsbury Parish ; after him Rev. Mr. Jaycock ; then the 



l^C. 140. 

Eev. Mr. Goodwin, of Chestertown ; then the Rev. Mr. Perry- 
man, of St. Paul's Parish; then the Eev. Mr. Hendly, of said 
Parish ; and lastly, Rev. Sewell S. Hepbron, of St. Paul's, 
since July 1874 until now. 

The last named personage was recommended by the Vestry 
of I. U. as a suitable person for the Ministry in 1866. 

The Rev. Perregrine Wroth and Rev. Edward Wroth, now 
in Virginia, arc both offshoots of I. U. Parish. 

Sewell Hepbrox, Reg. I. U. Parish. 

Dec. 31sl. 1875. 

Sec. 140— 



Abraham W^ld— 1674. 
Henry Ward— 1674. 
St. Ledger Codd— 1694, 1702. 
John Thompson — 1694. 
Casper Augustine Herman — 

William Pearcc— 1694, 1706, 

Col. Hans Hanson — 1699, see 

Kent County. 
Edward Blay— 1706, 1707, sec 

Kent County. 
Thomas Frisby— 1706. 

Matthias Vanderleyden — 

1709, 1713, 1715, 1716. 
John Ward— 1715, 1716. 
Ephram Augustine Herman — 

1715, 1716, 1728, 1731. 
James Frisby — 1715, 1716, 

Peregrine Frisby — 1713. 
Stephen Knight— 1728, 1731. 
Benjamin Pearcc — 1740,1745, 

1746, 1754. 
Michael Earle— 1757, 1765. 
Henry Ward— 1757. 


Richard Preston— 1669. 
Daniel Clark— 1671, 1674. 
Henry Trippe— 1671, 1674. 
William Ford— 1671, 1674. 
John Potterd— 1694. 
Henry Hooper — 1694. 
Thomas Ennalls— 1694. 
Henry Ennalls— 1712, 1713. 

William Ennalls— 1728,1731. 
Bartholomew Ennalls — 1746. 
Thomas Robins— 1750. 
Charles Goldsborough — 1752, 

Robert Goldsborough 3rd — 

1765, 1766. 




Christopher Thomas— 1638. 
Nicholas Browne— 1638. 
Joseph Wickes — 1659. 
Thomas Hynson — 1659. 
Henry Morgan — 1659. 
John Russell— 1659. 
Thomas Hay well— 1661. 
William Leeds— 1661. 
Capt. Robert Vaughan— 1 649, 

Richard Blunt— 1661, 1666, 

Nicholas Picard— 1666. 
Robert Dunn— 1669. 
Arthur Wright— 1671, 1674. 
William Bishop— 1671, 1674. 
William Frisby— 1694, 1695, 

1696, 1697, 1706, 1707. 
Col. Hans Hanson — 1694, 

1695,1696, 1697, see Cecil 

John Hynson— 1694, 1695, 

1696, 1697. 
Thomas Smith— 1694, 1695, 

1696, 1697. 
Simon Wilmer— 1698. 
Elias King— 1706. 
James Wells— 1706, 1707. 
Daniel Pearce— 1709, 1711, 

1712, 1713. 

Edward Scott— 1711, 1712, 

1713, 1714, 1716. 
Capt. St. Le<lger Codd— 1712, 

1713, 1714, 1715, 1716, 
1719, 1720. 

Col. Edward Blay- 1713, sec 

Cecil County. 
William Blay— 1714, 1716. 
Nathaniel Hynson — 1716, 

1719, 1720, 1721. 
James Smith — 1719, 1720, 

1721, 1728. 

I^mbert Wilmer-1719, 1720, 

Capt. James Harris — 1715, 

1716, 1728, 1734. 
Samuel Wallis- 1722. 
Robert Dunn— 1722. 
Philip Kennard— 1722, 1728, 

William Blackislon- 1722. 
George Wilson— 1728, 1731, 

1732, 1734, 1735, 1736, 

1740, 1745, 1746, 1747. 
Ebenezer Blackiston — 1728, 

1732, 1733. 
Matthew Howard — 1732, 

Christopher Hall-1732, 1733, 

1734, 1735, 1736. 
William Harris— 1739, 1740. 
Charles Hynson— 1739, 1740. 
John Gresham— 1746, 1746, 

Richard Gresham — 1745, 

1746, 1747, 1763, 1754, 

Matthias Harris— 1745, 1746, 

Nicholas Smith— 1750. 
Richard Lloyd— 1750, 1762, 

1765, 1766. 
Simon Wilmer— 1750. 
Alexander Williamson — 1762, 

1753, 1754, 1757, 1758. 
William Hynson-1 757, 1758, 

1762, 1763. 
William Rasin— 1767. 
Thomas Ringgold — 1762, 

1763, 1765, 1766, 1768. 
Robert Buchanan — 1765^ 

1766, 1768. 
Stephen Boardley— 1768. 




Philemon Hemsley — 1 709, 

John Salter— 1709, 1711. 
John Whittington — 1709, 

Solomon Wright— 1709, 1711. 
Solomon Clayton— 1715, 1732. 
James Earle— 1719, 1721. 
William Hemsley — 1721. 

1729, 1731, 1732, 1734, 

1735, 1736. 
William Turbutt-1721, 1729, 

Edward Wright— 1732. 
William Tilghman — 1734, 

1735, 1736, 1737, 1738. 

Grundy Pemberton — 1737, 

Capt. William Hopper— 1746, 

1747, 1748. 
Col. Edward Tilghman— 1746, 

1747, 1749, 1757, 1758, 

Thomas Hammond — 1746, 

1747, 1848. 
James Hollyday— 1752, 1753, 

1765, 1766, 1768. 
Robert Lloyd— 1757, 1758, 

Thomas Knight— 1762. 


William Stevens— 1669. 
Paul Marsh— 1671, 1674. 
Roger Woolford— 1671, 1674. 
Robert Woolford— 1674. 
John Bozman — 1694. 
Matthew Scarborough — 1694. 
Thomas Dixon— 1694. 

John Waters— 1706. 
Joseph Grey — 1706. 
John Jones — 1706. 
Major George Gale— 1709. 
Levin Gale— 1728, 1734. 
William Hay ward— 1768. 


Lt. Col. Richard Woolmau — 

William Coursey— 1666. 
William Hamilton— 1666. 
William Hambleton — 1669, 

1671, 1674. 
Daniel Clark— 1669. 
Philemon Lloyd— 1671, 1674, 
Joseph Weeks- 1669, 1671, 

Henry Coursey — 1694. 
Robert Smith— 1694. 
Thomas Smithsou — 1694, 

Richard Tilghman — 1698, 

1699, 1701, 1702. 

Foster Turbutt— 1715, 17ir>. 
Thomas Emerson— 1717. 
James Hollyday— 1728, 1729, 

George Robins— 1728, 1729, 

James Chamberlaiuc — 1728. 
Samuel Chamberlaine — 1731. 
Nicholas Goldsborough — 

1732, 1734, 1735, 1745, 

1747,1748, 1749,1750. 
Tench Francis— 1734. 
Edward Lloyd— 1739. 
Robert Lloyd — 1740, 1745, 

1746, 1748, 1749, 1750. 
William Thomas— 1745, 1746. 


Philemon Lloyd— 1701, 1 70i2. XSFohn Goldsborough — 1745, 
^.Robert Goldsborough— 1706, 1749, 1750, 1752, 1753, 
1707. 1754, 1755, 1762, 1765, 

Thomas Robins— 1709, 1712, 1766. 

1713, 1714, 1715, 1716, Charles Goldsborough— 1749. 
1717. Matthew Tilghman — 1751, 

Robert Ungle— 1712, 1713, 1752, 1753, 1754, 1758, 

1715, 1716. 1768. 

Matthew Tilghman Ward — James Tilghman — 1762. 

1712, 1713, 1714, 1715, Henry Hollydav— 1765. 


James Lloyd -1712, 1713, 

1714. 1717, 1719, 1720, 


Thomas Robins— 1748. 


Dr. Charles Carroll— 1738. Dr. George Steuart — 1762, 



Samuel Hanson— 1716, 1728. John Hanson, Jr— 1757, 1758, 

Robert Hanson— 1719, 1720, 1765. 

1728, 1732, 1734, 1739, John Contce — 1735, 1737, 

1740. 1738. 

Alexander Contce — 1724. Richard Harrison — 1742. 

Sec. 141. Additions and Corrections. On page 2, line 
12th, read submit instead of snubmity — on page 20, Sec. 8, A, 
read Col. Edward Wilkins, instead of Wilkena^ — on page 124, 
line 22nd, read John B. Morris, instead of NorriSf — on page 
128, line 4th, read Adolphe de Contee, intead of Comtee, — 
Mrs. Mary L. Barraud, mentioned on page 168, d. 24th Dec. 
1876, in the 80th year of her age, — Mrs. Anna W. Comegys, 
mentioned on page 225, d. 19th Dec. 1876, in the 76th year 
of her age, — on page 244, line 16th, read Jonas Clapham, 
instead of Jame8, — on same page, line 36th, read Richard 
Lowndes Ogle, instead of Cooke, — on page 251, line 1st, read 
Thomas Smyth, instead of Smith, — on page 266, read Argaty, 
instead of Argatty, — on page 273, read John H. Delprat, 
instead of John C. Delprat, — on page 353, line 15th, read 
Richard Phillingham, instead of PhUlingan, — on same page, 
read John Denick, instead of Derrick, and on page 375, read 
Charles (Jroome, instead of Groom, 


Names marked ( * ) with an asterisk are of persons from 
whom information was obtained. 



Abbott, John 228 

Abbott. John 11, 13 

iVcadeniy of Mutic 133 

Adams, John 53 

Adams, John Quincy 50 

Adams, Thomas 70 

Addison, William Meade... 87 
Additions and Corrections.... 383 
Adolphus, Gustavus — see 

Oustavus Adolphus. 

Airy, Rev. Thomas 296 

Aldridge, John Kennard.... 62 

Alexander, Dr 133 

Alexander, Dr. Ashton 131 

Alexander, Philip 127 

Alexander, Robert. 140, 147, 259 

Alexander, Sir William 5 

Alford, Aaron 374 

Allen, Andrew 297 

Allen, Chief Justice 297 

Allen, James 297 

Allen, Rev. Bennett 39, 84 

Ambler, Jacquilin 132 

Ambler, John 269 

Ambler, Richard 132 

Ambrose, Abraham 349, 352 

Anderson, J)r. Alex. Moat.. .368 

Anderson, Andrew 60, 109 

Anderson, Dr. James Moat.. 364 
Anderson, Jr., Dr. James 

Moat 367 

Anderson, Jas. Frisby 368 



Anderson, John B. H.36e, 373, 

Anderson, William Frisby... 368 

Anderson, Col. W. P 169 

Andre, Maj 55 

Andrews, Chri8topher..297, 298 

Andrews, Samuel 354 

Anger, John 376 

Anger, Unit ....378 

Angier, John 361 

Applewhite, Dr 169 

Aquimba, Antonio 332 

Archer, Henry W 87 

Archer, Dr, John 86 

Argyle, Earl of. 137 

Armistead, Anderson H 130 

Armistead, C. Hughes 135 

Armer, Rev. Samuel 377 

Arnold, Genl. Benedict 333 

Arundel, Lady Anne 29 

Ashley, Henry 50, 214, 216 

Atkisson, John 335 

Auld, James 293 

Auld, Robert 282 

Ayer, Hartwell 293 

Ayres, John 12 


Babcock, Wm. H 234 

Bacon, Rebellion 168, 173 

Bailey, Gardiner 281 

Baird, Alexander 166, 361 

Baker, Dr. Philip Barraud..l73 



Baker, Richard II 173 

Baker, Judge Richard II.... 17 3 

Baker, William F 379 

Baker, William 9C 

Balie, Margaret 109 

Baliony , Margrct 209 

Ball, Rev. Mr 378 

Ball, Harrison 312 

Baltimore, Lord 3, 7 

Baltimore and Ohio Rail 

Road 140, 108 

Band, Will 60 

Bankes, Charles... 223, 229, 299 

Banning, Anthony 279 

Banning Henry 279 

Banning, James 279 

Banning, Jeremiah 279 

Barber, Barnct 123 

Barber, Dr. Philip 123 

Barclay, David 295 

Barclay, Rev. John 295 

Barley, Walter 324 

Barnes, Francis 20, 60, 211 

Hnrucs, Humphrey 120 

Barnes, John 119 

Barnes, Judge Richard 121 

Barnes, Thomas 42 

Barnett, Dr. John 295 

Barracks at Frederick 126 

Bariiaud Family 169 

Barraud, Daniel... 168, 169, 171 
Barraud, Dr. Daniel Gary.. 133, 

168, 171. 172, 175. 
Barraud, Lieut. John Taylor. 172 

Barraud, Mrs. Mary L 383 

Barraud, Capt. Thos. Law- 
son 172, 173 

Barraud, Dr. Philip. ..168, 169, 
171. 172. 173. 

Barratt. Alfred 188 

Barrc. John dc la 4 

Barringer, Hon. D. N. 320 

Barroll. Richard 378 

Barroll, James W 178 

Harroll, William 378 

Barron, Capt 152 

Barry, Samuel M 42 


Bartlett, William E 227 

Barton, Rev. George 335 

Barton, Robert 179 

Barton, Seth 124 

Barton, William S 124 

Bartow, Jacob Fields 38 

Bash, Henry M 310 

Bass, Charles 322, 323 

Bateman, John B 120 

Bateman, William ..322, 346, 

351, 352. 

Battle of Caulk's Field 91 

Baxster, Elizabeth 109 

Baxster, Joan 109 

Baxster, Marie 109 

Baxster, Roger.60, 109, 206, 211 

Baxter, Arthur 275 

Baxter, Rev. Richard 275 

Bayard, Hon. Jas. A 297 

Bayard, Richard Basset 45 

Bayard, Richard H 141 

Bayne, William 124 

Beal, Ballard Preston 170 

Beal, George Thomas 101 

Beal, William R 170 

Beall, Rev. Upton 245 

Beall, Col. Wm. Dent IIG 

Beaumont, Thomas Ill 

Beck, Edward 376 

Beck, Dr. Samuel 86 

Beck, Samuel 335 

Beirne, Hon. George P 136 

Bell, Anthony 379 

Bell, John 134 

Bell. William 319 

Bellicum, Christopher.. 130, 360 

Belt, Thomas 12 

Bennett, Dcsborouph.,.220, 298 
Bennett. Richard. 27, 28, 30, 77 

79, 102. 

Benson, Dr 378 

Benton, Marke 21, GO 

Berkeley, Gov. Sir William. 5, 

171, 173. 
Bernabeu, The Chevalier de.. 275 

Berry, Samuel , 353 

Biddle, Alexander 330 



Billingsley, Dr. John Allen .123 

BinniDg, Captain 267 

Binning, George Hume 267 

Bishop, Smith 51 

Bishop, Thomas 237 

Bishop, Wm 220, 289, 381 

Black Family 175 

Black, George 175, 196 

Black, James. 168, 175, 176, 181 
Black, Dr. James. 167, 184, 193 

Black, James Edgar 184 

Black, Judge Jas. Ilice..l82, 183 

Black, John 176 

Black, Major John Gustavus 

184, 188, 195. 

Black, Dr. John Janvier 182 

Blackburn, Dr 245 

Blackiston, Benjamin 200 

Blackiston, David C 218 

Blackiston, Ebenczer...353, 381 
Blackiston, John. .347, 350,353 

Blackiston, Medford 62 

Blackiston, Thomas 192 

Blackiston, William 381 

Blackleach, Benjamin . 324 

Blair, Francis P 48 

Blair, Frank P 48 

Blair, James 48 

Blair, Gov. John 173 

Blair, Montgomery 48 

Blake, B 378 

Blake, Henry 39, 143 

Blakency, James 294 

Blanchard, Edward Wyatt... 49 

Blay Family 313 

Blay, Madame Ann 313 

Blay, Col. Edward 166, 313 

354.355, 357, 380, 381. 
Blay, Col. William 166,313, 


Blunt, Ann 220 

Blunt, llichard.24, 59, 109.219, 

220, 381. 

Blunt, Robert 324 

Blunt. Simon F 39 

Boardley, Stephen 381 

Bordley, Dr. James 248 


Bogle, Dr. James 293 

Bohlen, John 268 

Boisnard, Dr. John 312 

Bojland, Dr. G. Halsted 177 

Boiling, Col 240 

Boiling. Col. John 122 

Boiling, Col. Robert 122 

Bolton, John 377 

Bond, Giles 348 

Bond, Richard 123 

Boon, James 336 

Boothward, James 105 

Bordley, John ..80, 81, 84 

Bordley, John Beale.39, 81. 147 
Bordley, Rev. Stephen. 346, 348, 

349, 350, 354. 

Bordley, Stephen 353 

Bordley, Thos...39, 81, 353, 354 

Bordley, William 84 

Bothwell, Earle of 197, 198 

Boulton, Thomas 109 

Bowdoin, John 312 

Bowene, W 240 

Bowers, James 378 

Bowie, John 295 

Bowie, Gov. Oden 250 

Bowles, Isaack 324 

Bowles, John 298, 299 

Boycr, Jr., Augustine 361 

Boyer, Richard 360 

Boyer, Thomas 362 

Boyer, Jr.. Thomas.... 362, 363 

Boyer. William 356 

Bozman, John 382 

Bozman, John Leeds 285 

Bracco, Dr. John 292 

Bradnox. Thomas 12. 16, 19, 

20. 28, 59, 69, 70, 109, 208, 

213, 218. 
Brainthwayte, William. 8, 9, 11 

Brandywine. Battle of 196 

Bran twell, William 69 

Brawner, Henry Middleton..ll8 

Brawner, John A 118 

Breckenridge, James D 169 

Breckenridge, John C 57 

Breckenridge, Col. Robert... 169 




Brent Fa»iily 17 

Brent, Dr. Arthur Lee 172 

Brent, Capt. Giles 9, 17 

Brent, Mistress Margaret.. 17, 19 

Brent, Robert J 18 

Brewer, William 339 

Bbige Family 82 

Brice, Benedict 82, 83, 292 

Bricc, Edmund 82, 83, 84 

Brice, James 81, 83 

Brice, John 82,83,150 

Bricc, Henry 83, 260 

Brice, Judge Nicholas... 83, 260 

Bright, Francis 22, 60 

Bright, Widow 205, 209 

Briscoe Family 121 

Briscoe Charles 123 

♦Briscoe, Edward Tayloe ...122 
Briscoe, Gustavus Brown.... 122 

Briscoe, Hanson 123 

Briscoe, Hon. James Thomp- 
son 122 

Briscoe, John 114, 123 

Briscoe, John Hanson 121 

Briscoe, Dr. John Hanson.. 121, 

Briscoe, Joseph 361 

Briscoe, Lucillius Henry 194 

Briscoe, Philip 121, 122 

Briscoe, Samuel 123 

Briscoe, Thomas 123 

Briscoe, William 123, 362 

Briscoe, William 1) 120 

Briscoe. William Thomas.... 122 

Brite, Thomas 297, 298 

Brogden Family 88 

Brogden, Dr. Arthur.. ..89, 271 
Brogden, David McCuUoch.. 89 

♦Brogden, Henry H 89 

Brogden, James McCulloch.. 89 

Brogden, Dr. William 89 

Brogden, Major William 88 

Brogden, llev. William 88 

Brooke , C harles 151 

Brooke, Francis 12, 13, 16 

Brooke, John Ill 

Brooke, Robert 7, 20 


Brookes, Francis 90 

Brookes, Thomas 90 

Brooks, John 356, 358 

Brooks, Philip 358, 361 

Brown, James Munca8ter....ll5 

Brown, John 313, 352 

Brown, Hon. John 297 

Brown, Rev. John 169 

Brown, Nicholas 134 

Brown, Peregrine 314 

Brown, Rev. R. Templeton..331 

Brown, Samuel 228 

Brown, Thomas 352 

Brown, Thomas R 101 

Brown, Robert 256 

Browne, Dr. John M 38 

Browne, Dr. Joseph 85 

Browne, Dr. Morgan. ..201, 370 
Browne. Nicholas.. 9, 16. 21, 28. 
60, 104, 109, 381. 

Browning, George 354, 355 

Browning, John 361 

Bruce, Robert of Bannock- 
burn 263 

Brundidge, Thomas W 89 

Brundige, William 235 

Buchanan, Admiral Frank- 
lin 34, 35, 253 

Buchanan, James 124, 181 

Buchanan, James A 49 

Buchanan. President James, 

Buchanan, Robert. 314, 375, 381 
Buchanan, William Boyd.... 49 

Bucktails. The 59 

Buell, D.D., Rev. Samuel.. .331 

Bullen. Thomas 292 

Burd, Major Edward.. .297, 332 

Burd, Col. James 832, 333 

Burgan, Luther 355 

Burgan, Philip .354 

Burgan, Sutton 360 

Burgesses, Election of 337 

Burke, Sir Bernard 137,303 

Burleigh, Lord 310 

Burroughs, John Richard ...238 
Burton, Edward 60, 221 



Burwell. Dr. Elliot 87 

Byias, Mr 131 


Cabell, Joseph Hartwell 172 

Cabell, Francis Barraud 172 

Cabell, Francis G 172 

Cabell, Nicholas Francis 172 

Cabell, Philip Barrand 172 

Cabell, Philip Mason 172 

Cabell, William D 172 

Cadwalader Gen. John.... 30, 67 

Cailo, John 271 

Caldwell, Daniel 291 

Calender, The Old and New 

Stjle 109, 110 

Calhoun, James 48 

Calhoun, William 48 

Calloway, Anthony. 59, 107, 202 

211, 218. 
Calvert, Gov. Charlis .219, 220, 


Calvert, Cecilius 3 

Calvert, George 3 

Calvert, George H 275 

Calvert, Gov, Leonard... 3, G, 8, 

10 12, 13 

Cakert, Philip 221 

Campanius 75, 159 

Campbell, llcv. I'r 239 

Campbell, James 355 

Campbell, John 124, 287 

Campbell, Richard 355 

Cann, Francis. 191 

Cannell, Isaac 329 

Cannell, Wilmer 329 

Caperton. Hugh 170 

Marline, Henry 24, 59, 78, 104, 

105, 208, 214. 

Carmichael, Richard 268 

Carmichael, Judge Rich*d. B. 

250, 291. 
Carmichael, RichM. Bennett. 250 

Carnes, Peter, 123 

Carpenter, Simon 302 

Carr, Hon. Dabncy S 178 

Carr, Wilson C. N 178 


Carrere, William 49 

Carroll Family 137 

•* notes of 155 

Carroll, Albert Henry... 47. 142, 
Carroll, Charles... 137, 138. 139, 

141. 142, 143, 145, 151. 
Carroll, Charles, barrister... 39, 

137, 138, 140, 142, 144, 145, 
146,147,148, 149,150,257, 

Carroll, Charles, of Carroll- 
ton. ...51, 137. 139,140, 141, 
147, 148, 258, 259. 

Carroll, Dr. Charles.. .39, 143. 
144, 145, 150. 383. 

Carroll, Chas. RidRcly.154, 155 

Carroll, Daniel... 126, 137, 139, 

142, 143. 

Carroll, Henry J 122 

Carroll, James.. ..143, 154, 155 
Carroll, Hon. James... 154. 320 
Carroll, John.105, 138. 143, 145 
Carroll, Bishop John 137, 

138. 139. 

♦Carroll. Gcnl. John. .136, 143, 

147, 150. 151. 
Carroll, John Henry.. .136, 150 
♦Carroll. Gov. John Lee.... 142, 

250, 284. 
Carroll, John Nicholas. 137, 151 

Carroll, More 137 

Carroll. Nicholas.. 150, 151, 266 
Carroll, Robert Goodloe Har- 
per 142 

Carroll, Thomas 150 

Carroll, William 243 

Carter, Henry 297, 298 

Carter. Col. Landon 132 

Carvill. Henry 319 

Carvill, John 378 

Carvill, Thomas 65 

Catcsford, Richard 12 

Cathedral in Baltimore 139 

Caton. Richard 141 

Caulk's Field, The Battle of.. 91 
Caulk, Isaac 343 




Centennial Commissioners. . . 127, 

Centennial Board of Mary- 
land 127 

Cecil. William 310 

Chalmers, George 80 

Chamberlain,. Alexander 1J..249 


Chamberlaine, Henry 248 

Chamberlaine, James 382 

Chamberlaine, James Lloyd. 12G 

Chamberlaine, Dr. Joseph... 236 
Chamberlaine, Dr. Joseph E. 

M 233, 247 

Chamberlaine, Samuel.. 40, 247, 

285. 288, 289, 382. 
Chamberlaine, Col. Thomas, 

261, 278. 

Chambers, Benjamin 378 

Chambers, Genl. Benj....93, 98 
Chambers, Hon. Ezekiel F. 


Chambers, Otbo 293 

Chandler, George 172, 175 

Chandler, John Adams 175 

Chandler, Thomas. 35G, 3G0, 3G1 

Chapman, James Chase 95 

Chase, John 324 

Chase, Hon. Salmon P 282 

Chase, Judge Samuel. ..53, 139,- 

140, 147,148, 149,150, 258, 


Chatham, Edward 232 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. 1G8 

ChcsterBcld, Lord 110 

Cheston, Daniel 81, 84 

Cheston, James G7, 81, 84 

Cheston, Dr. James 2G8 

Chew, Benjamin... 254, 25G, 2G9 
Chew, Hon. Benjamin. ..43, 141 

Chew, Bennett., 253 

Chew, John 378 

Chew, Samuel 39, 81, 378 

Chiehely, Gov. Henry 173 

Christian, Thomas 354 i 

Christina, Queen 73, 74 j 


Church, St. Paur8.345, 350, 351 

Church, Philemon 160 

Clapham, Jonas 244, 383 

Clapham, Samuel 50 

Clapham. William 105 

Clarendon, Lord 284 

Clark, Rev. Ambrose 379 

Clark, Daniel 380, 382 

Clark, Duncan 54 

Clark, Gabriel D 194 

Clark, John 356 

Clark. Henry 361 

Clark, James L 54 

Clark, Maj. M. M 54 

Clark, Thomas Juhusuu 54 

Clarke, Colin 136 

Clarke, Robert 22, 69 

Clay, Henry 60, 109 

Clay, Rev. Jehu Curtis 71 

Clayborne, William.. .2, 3, 4, 5, 
10, 11, 27. 77, 102. 

Claypoole, James 309 

Clayton Family 235 

Clayton, John 361 

Clayton, Solomon 235, 382 

Clayton, Thomas Earle 235 

Clayton. Walter Jackson... 20 1 , 

Clerks of Kent County.. .22, 69, 
215, 219, 220, 221, 223. 229. 
299, 300, 321, 322, 323, 339 

Cliffc, Robert W 227 

Clobcrry, William 4 

Cloudc, Nicholas 34o 

Clymer, Dr. George 320 

Cockburn, Rev. Richard 256 

Cocke, Dr. Charles Cary 172 

Cocke, Charles Hartwell 172 

Cocke, John Bowdoin 172 

Cocke, General John Hart- 
well 171 

Cocke, Philip St. George.... 172 
Cocke, General Philip St. 

George 172 

Cocke, William A 82 

Cocke, AVilliam Ruffin 172 




Codd, Capt. St. Ledger. 351. 353, 

Codd, Col. St. Ledger. ICO. 339, 


Coe, William 65 

Cocs, Tobias 297 

Cohen, Robert...... 196 

Colchester, Lord 320 

Cole, John 356 

Cole, Thomas 215 

Coleman, Gen. E. G 47 

Coles, Walter 170 

College of St. James 67 

Collison, Peter 286 

Colston, Charles 134 

Colston, Edward 131 

Colston, Rawleigh 132 

Colston, Rawleigh Traverse.. 132 

Colston, Robert de 131 

Colston, Capt. Samuel 132 

Colston, Traverse 131, 132 

Colston, William 131 

CoMKGYS Family 224 

Comegys, Alexander 226 

Comegys, Alphonso 226 

Comegys, Mrs. Anna W 383 

Comegys, Bartus 227, 362 

Comegys, Benjamin 227 

Comegys, Cornelius... 224, 228, 

298,299,300, 301.314, 321, 


Comegys, Edward F 225 

Comegys, Edward W 227 

Comegys, Edward William.. 228 

♦Comegys, Indiana M 227 

Comegys, Jesse 200, 227 

Comegys, John. ..225, 227, 361, 


Comegys, John Myers 225 

Comegys, John P 227 

Comegys, John Ward 227 

Comegys, Jonathan 228 

Comegys, Millementy 224 

Comegys, Nathaniel... 225, 226, 

Comegys, Nathaniel W,187, 225 
*Comegy8, Samuel 225, 226 


Comegys, Samuel William... 225 

Comegys, Washington 225 

Comegys. William 224, 227, 

354, 355, 356, 361. 
Comegys, Jr., William.360, 361 

Comins, Edward 12, 16 

Commins, Philip 59 

Conitt, John 25 

Connell, Jr., Isaac 378 

Connor, James 79, 84 

Conner, Philip.. .12, 16, 21, 28. 
69, 78, 79, 104, 105, 202, 208, 
214, 301. 

Conner, Jr.. Philip 79, 219 

Constable Family 85 

Constable, Albert 86 

Constable, Hon. Albert.. 86, 182 

Constable, John 85 

Constable, John Stevenson 
66. 85, 165, 327. 

Constable, Stevenson 86 

♦Constable, William Ring- 
gold 85, 310 

Constable, William Steven- 
son 86 

Constables of Kent County, 
219, 297, 298, 322, 324. 

CoNTEE Family 127 

Conteo. Adolpbe de....l28. 383 

Contce, Alexander 127, 383 

Contee, John 127.383 

Contec, Peter 127 

Contce, Thomas 126 

Cook, Capt. George 50 

Cook, Capt. Miles 286 

Cooke, George 244 

Cooke. Dr. James 292 

Cooke, William 242 

Coombe, Rev. Pennell 326 

Cooper, Hezckiah 362 

Cooper, Peregrine 97 

Cooper, Samuel 269 

Copedge, John. ..322, 324, 337, 

Coppagc, Elizabeth 220 

Coppedge, Edward. ...23. 24. 60 
Cornell, Elijah Mitchell 191 




Corner, William H 127 

Cornwell, John 169 

Cornwallejs, Capt. Thomas.. 3, 8 

Corre, James 183 

Corrections and Additions... 383 

Corse, James 378 

Corse, Unit 193 

Cosden, Jesse 361, 362 

Couden, Joseph 376 

Council of Safety 139 

County Levies — see Levies. 

Couper, Dr. James 183 

Courscy, Henry 220, 302 

Coursey, Col. Henry... 299, 301, 

Coursey, John 60 

Coursey, William 382 

Courteis, Edmund 27 

Covington, Thomas 349 

Coward, Thomas 294 

Cowarden, Wm...374, 375, 376 

Cox, Dr. C. C 238 

Cox, Col. Hugh 118 

Cox, William 11, 12 

Coxe, Edward 60 

Coxe, D. W 332 

Coxe, William 297 

Craig, Charles P 295 

Craik, Dr. James 124 

Crane, Philip 94 

Crane, Stephen 368 

Crane, William 102 

Crawford, Frances 353 

Crawford, Rev. James 355 

Craycroft, Benjamin 13 179 

Crew, John 163, 361 

Cromwell, Oliver 79,310 

Croutch, Geo... 20, 60, 109, 207 
Croutch, Marie.. ..109, 206, 209 

Crow, William 350, 352 

Croxall, Thomas 327 

Cruikshank, Dr. Henry W... 178 
Cruikshank. Dr. James A... 62 

Culbreth, Dr. George S 184 

Cummins Family 188 

Cummins, Alexander G 188 

Cummins, Daniel 188 


Cummins, Daniel B 188 

Cummins, David J 188 

Cummins, George W 188 

Cummins, John 184, 188 

Cummins, John H 188 

Cummins, Dr. William 188 

Curtis, Capt. Edmund 102 

Cutler, Henry Churchill 317 

Cutler, Lemuel 317 

CuTT Family 153 

Cutt, John 153 


Dabb, Hannah 220 

Dabb, John.. 109, 219, 220, 221 
Dandridge, Philip Pendle- 
ton 286 

Darnly. Lord 198 

Darnall, Col. Henry... 141, 247, 

Darnall, Henry, Jr 139 

Dashields, Rev. George. 378 

Davidson, John P 379 

Davidson, Philip T 234 

Davidson, Richard K 253 

Davidson, William R 379 

Davies, William 00 

Davis, David 347 

Davis, Edward 352 

Davis, Hon. Jefferson 168 

Davis, George L. L 71 

Davis, James L 192. 261 

Davis, Lambert 360 

Davis, Philip 338. 353 

Davis. Rev. Mr 378 

Davis, Samuel 361. 362. 363 

Dawson, Elias 180 

Dawson , Nicholas 269 

Day, Matthias 356 

Dean, Christian 109 

Deane, John 60, 104. 208 

Deane. William 352 

Debrewster, William 35G 

Decatur, Capt. Stephen. 151, 153 

De Coursey, Gerald 97 

De Coursey, Dr. Michael.... 221 
*De Coursey, Samuel Wickes 97 




Deelprat, John H..273, 275, 383 

Denick, John 353, 383 

Denison, Robert M 155 

Dennis, Col. George II 54 

Denny, Rebecca 220 

Dent, Josiah 120 

Devonish, Robert 347 

Dick, Dr.ElishaCaHen.l60, 161 

Dickinson, John 280 

Digges, Sir Dudley 262, 266 

Digges, George 262 

Digges, William 300 

Dilsworth, Thomas 234 

Dinning, John 356 

Dixon, Thomas 382 

Dod, Albert 13 161 

Dobbin, Robert A 38 

Donaldson, John 183, 360 

Donaldson, Dr. William 274 

Done, William U 285 

Dorsey, Edward 39 

Dorsey, John B 269 

Dorsey, Vachel 227 

Douglas. Benjamin 114 

Downs, Henry 219 

Downs, William 185 

Drake, William 223 

Duckett, Richard 282 

Duokett, Thomas 2S2 

Duffy, Daniel 353 

Dulany, Daniel 39, 139 

Dulany, Lloyd 39, 84 

Dulany, Major Walter.. ..39, 84 
Duncan, Rev. John Mason... 179 

Dunlap, John..... 187 

Dunmore, Earl of 168, 174 

Dunmore, White Eyes Con- 
spiracy 126 

Dunn, Alice 222 

Dunn, Robcrt.60, 109, 220, 222, 
347, 348, 351, 352, 353, 381 

Dunn, William 109, 353 

Dunnington, John 360 

Dunnington, Dr. W 115 

Durand, Wm...77, 79, 103, 208 

Duvall, Ridgely 44 

Duvall, Dr. Washington 274 


Dwycr. John 376 


Eager, George 41 

Eager, John 41 

Eager, Thomas 41 

Eareckson, Frederick G 181 

Earlb Family 231 

Earle. George 236 

Earle, James..231, 236, 238,382 
♦Earle, Hon. James Tilgh- 

man 234, 241 

Earle, Dr. John Charles 236 

Earle, Joseph 363 

Earle. Michael.... 232, 339, 380 

Earle, Capt. Michael, 232 

Earle, Richard Tilghman...234 
Earle, Hon. Richard Tilgh- 

man 232, 233 

Earle, Capt. Samuel 233 

Earle, Samuel T 235 

Earle, Dr. Samuel T 235 

Earle, Thoms Chamberlaine.233 

Earle, William B 235 

East Mill 350 

Eates, Nan 109 

Ebes, Edward ;. 59 

Eccleston, Elias 101 

Eccleston , John 361 

Eden, Gov. Robert.. .52, 148, 

255, 376. 

Emerson, Thomas 330 

Edmondson, Horace Leeds.. 32. 


Edmondson, Thomas 272 

Elder, Charles 42 

Elder, George Howard 43 

Elizabeth, Queen 113, 310 

Ellicots, Elias 319 

Elliott, William. ..59, 78. 104, 

105, 202, 204,208,209,214, 

216, 322. 

Ellis, Elizabeth 90 

Ellis, John 109. 206 

Elphinstone, Lord 257 

Elzey, Col. Arnold 272 

Emerson, Thomas 382 



Emory. Addison 188 

Emorj, Arthur 287 

Emory, Charles 289 

Emory, Capt. Robert S 344 

Emory, Stuart 11 226 

Emory, Genl. Thomas.243, 252 
Emory, William.. .188, 192, 226 
Emory, William Campbell... 32 

Ennalls, Bartholomew 380 

Ennalls, Henry 280, 380 

Ennalls, Col. Joseph 280 

Ennalls, Thomas 380 

Ennalls, William 280, 380 

Errickson, John 60, 299 

Etting, Col. Frank M 127 

Evans, John 15,352 

Evans, Hugh W 53 

Evatts, Nathaniel 298 

Evelyn, Capt. George 8 

Evens, Henry 360 

Everett, Hales 261, 377 

Everett, Joseph 261, 378 

Everett, Philip 321 

Everett. St. Leger...374, 375, 
376, 377, 378. 

Everett, William 354 

Everett, William Bowers.... 261 
Everett, Rev. William B....261 

Evetts, Nathl 299, 300 

Ewell, Maj. Genl 58 

Ewen, Richard 77,103 

Ewctt, Nathaniel 299 

Eyre, William 169 


Fanning, John 349, 353 

Farington, Thomas 24 

Farmers and Merchants B'k.l33 

Farrow, Lambson 326 

Faulcon, Dr. John N 171 

Feddeman, Daniel 277 

Feddeman, Philip Henry. ...233 

Feddeman, Philip 236 

Feddeman, Philip H..181, 233, 

Federal Republican 129 

Fen wick, Cuthbert..! 18 


Fenwick, Dr. Martin 87 

Ferguson, James BosweI1...122 

Ferguson, Thomas 178 

Fergusson, John 177 

Fernandis,Mr 242 

Ferrill, Daniel 352 

Festivals, The three great... 355 

Field, Capt. H 320 

Fillmore, President Millard. 163 

FisuKR Family 62 

Fisher, Alfred Henry.... 63, 310 

♦Fisher, Ella Theodora 63 

Fisher, Rev. Isaac 62 

Fisher, Dr. Jacob.. 62, 181, 373 

Fisher, Jacob Frederick 63 

Fisher, Joshua 297 

Fisher, Obadiah 360 

Fisher, Dr. Samuel Qroomc. 63, 

Fisher, William, 119 

Fisler, Dr. Daniel M 188 

Fitzhugh, Thomas 135 

Fitzhugh, William Henry... 283 

Fleet, Captain 211 

Floyd, Gov. John 169 

Foicrdon, Dr 274 

Forbes, George 124 

Ford. William 362, 380 

Foreman, Arthur 353 

Forester, Rev. George Wil- 
liam 326,360,362 

For man, Ezekicl 236, 239 

Forman, Joseph 237, 251 

Forraan, Col. Joseph. ..237, 239 

Forrest, Julius 245 

Forsyth, Hon. John 269 

Fowke, Gerard 119 

Fowke, William Augustus... 119 

Francis Family 296 

Francis, V. Rev. John 296 

Francis, Gov. John Browne 297 

Francis, Philip 291, 296 

Francis, Sir Philip 255. 296 

Francis, Richard 296 

Francis, Tench ..255, 291, 296, 

Francis, Col. Turbutt 297 




FrankliD , BeDJamin 139 

Frederick County Bank 167 

Frederick Female Seminary 167 
Freeman, Isaac.. .361, 362, 363 

Freeman, Jacob 163 

French, Dorobable 360 

Frisby Family 80 

Frisby, Ann 353 

Frisby, James 80, 302, 326, 

653, 368, 380. 

Frisby, Peregrine 237, 380 

Frisby, Richard 181, 375 

Frisby, Thomas 380 

Frisby, William... 15, 301. 302, 


350, 352, 356. 373, 381. 

Frisby, Dr. William 164 

Frisby, William Groome.63, 181 
Fuller. Capt. William. ..77, 78. 

79. 103. 106. 

Fulston, John 352 

Fulston, Richard 352 

Furgusson, Judge John 120 


Gaddcss, Thomas Stockton... 179 

Gaines. Maj. John 82 

Gaither. Ephraim 282 

Gale Family 315 

Gale, Gcorge.246,248,289,315 

Gale, Maj. George 382 

Gale, John 315. 378 

Gale, Levin .40, 248, 289, 315, 

Gale, Littleton 246 

Gale, Ra8in..3l6, 361, 362, 376 

Gale, Dr. William II 87 

Gale, William 316 

Gales, Dr 129 

Galloway, Benjamin 66 

Galloway, John 66 

Galloway. Samuel 66 

Gamer, Robert 107, 202 

Ganeerc, Elizabeth 105 

Gardner, John Lane 291 

Garnett, Theodore S 173 

Gaskings, Samuel 327 


Gay, William 122 

Gay, Dr. William 122 

Geddes, William 325 

Geldersen, David 60 

Genalles, John 10 

Genrralt, Thomas 20 

Ghiselin, William 32 

Gibson, James 81 

Gibson, John 59 

Gibson, W. J . 97 

Gilmer, George A 170 

Gilmor, Charles 177 

Gilmor, Col. Harry 177 

Gilmor, Robert 177 

Gilmor, Judge Robert 177 

Gilmor, William 38, 177 

Gilmore, Charles 252 

Gilpin, Joseph 51 

Gist, Christopher 48 

Gist, Gen. Nathaniel 48 

Gist, William 48 

Gittings, John Charles 86 

Gittings, Thomas Ershine.... 86 
Glannville, William... 347, 349, 


Glanville. John 94 

Gleaves, John 360 

Glebe Land 363 

Gledhill, John Ill 

Glenn, Jacob 351,353 

Glenn, Samuel 338 

Godwin, Joseph 175 

GoLDSBOROUGii Family 276 

Goldsborough, Brioe John ..295 
Goldsborough. Charles 254. 


380, 383. 
Goldsborough. Gov. Charles. 

278, 280. 283. 
Goldsborough, Charles Fitz- 

hugh 286 

Goldsborough, Dr. Charles 

Henry 282 

Goldsborough, Chas. Wash- 
ington 291 

Goldsborough, Dr. Charles 

Worthington 282 




♦Goldsborough, Edward Y..282 
Goldsborough, Dr. Edward 

Yerbury , 281 

Goldsborough, Foster 296 

Goldsborough, Henry 279 

♦Goldsborough, Hon. Henry 

Hollyday 290, 291 

Goldsborough, Howes 278, 288, 

291, 293. 

Goldsborough , Jaiucs 295 

( Goldsborough, John. ...40. 253, 

279, 287, 288, 289, 38?. 

Goldsborough, Dr. John 281 

Goldsborough, John Cham- 

berlainc 289 

Goldsborough, Dr. Leandcr..282 
Goldsborough, Admiral 

Malesherbcs 291 

Goldsborough, Matthew 

Tilghman 255 

' Goldsborough, Nicholas.... 276, 

279, 294, 382. 
Goldsborough, Col. Nicholas.294 
Goldsborough, Dr. Richard. 282 
Goldsborough, Richard Tilgh- 
man 286 

'^ Goldsborough. Robert.276, 277, 

278. 281, 292, 380, 323. 
Goldsborough. Dr. Robert. .292 
Goldsborough. Hon. Robert.147. 

148, 258, 259. 280. 
Goldsborough, Hon. Robert 

Henry 278 

Goldsborough, Robert Lloyd. 290 

Goldsborough, Thomas 295 

Goldsborough, W. Elwell....286 
Goldsborough, Wm.245, 281, 286 
♦Goldsborough, Hon. Wm. 

Tilghman 35, 285 

Gooden, Samuel 353 

Goodhand, Christopher 321 

Goodrich, Rev. Charles. 244, 379 

Gordon Family 134 

Gordan, Christian 298 

Gordon, Sir Alexander 134 

Gordon, Bazil ...133, 134, 135. 



Gordon, Bazil Brown 136 

Gordon, Capt. Charles 129 

Gordon, Douglas Hamilton.. 136 
Gordon, Henry Skipwith.... 136 

Gordon, John 134 

Gordon, J. Frisby 326 

Gordon, Patrick 298 

Gordon, Samuel 134, 135 

Gore, Daniel 312 

Gorter, Gosse Onno 194 

Gorter, Onno Gosse 194 

Gough , Harry Dorse v 154 

Gould, Anne .'.....90, 109 

Gould, John 22, 59 

Graham, James 54 

Graham, Major John f)3 

Graham, William 312 

Granger, Thomas 166, 200 

Granger, William 103, 166, 200, 


Graves, James 293 

Graves, William 378 

Gray, Andrew 368 

Gray, George W 42 

Gray, John Rodgers ...368 

Greaves, Alexander 348 

Green, John 353 

Greenbury, Col. Nicholas. 276 

Greene, Gov. Thomas 13, 79 

Greenleaf, James 297 

Gregorian, Calendar 110 

Gresham, Sir Thomas 95 

Gresham, John 381 

Gresham, Richard 381 

Grey, Joseph 382 

Greeves, Lord John 102 

Griffin. Col. Thomas 131 

Griffith, Luke 375 

Griffith, Samuel 101 

Groomb Family 180 

Groome. Charles.. .62. 180, 200, 

277, 375, 377, 383. 

Groome, James 180. 195 

♦Groome. Gov. James Black. 33, 

182, 250. 
Groome, Dr. John. ..180, 181, 





♦Groonie, Gcnl. John Chas. 86, 
182, 183. 

Groome, Robert WilHara 180 

Groome, Samuel.. 180, 181, 277, 

Groome, Dr. Samuel Wm.,.182 
Groome, William Hynson....l80 

Grosse, Thomas 332 

Grosvenor, Thomas Peabody.128 

Grundy, Robert 40 

Guion, Dr. John A 315 

Gun-Lock Factory at Fred- 
erick 12G 

Gustavus Adolphus..71, 73, 112 


Hack, George 311 

Flackett, Michael 351, 353 

Haider, Jonathan 18 

Hails, Roger 356, 357, 358 

Haley, William 361, 362 

Halhead, Thomas 245 

Hall Family 87 

Hall, Benedict Wm 48,49 

Hall, Dr. Benjamin, 254 

Hall, Buchanan 240 

Hall, Christophcr.360, 361, 362, 


Hall, Francis 242, 254 

Hall, George 212, 213 

Hall, Henry 87, 267 

Hall, John. .147. 148, 258, 259, 

356, 358, 359, 360. 

Hall, Joseph 360 

Hall, Col. Josias Carvill 43 

Halters, Robert 59 

Haley, William 361 

Hambleton, William 382 

Hamilton, Alexander 129 

Hamilton, Hugh 97 

Hamilton, William 382 

Hammond , John 253 

Hammond, Nicholas.. 246, 247, 

Hammond, Dr. Nicholas ...216, 

Hammond, Thomas, 382 


Hammond, Dr. William 240 

Hands, Thomas Bedingfield.148, 

233, 367, 378. 

Handy, Dr 239 

Handy, Genl. George 239 

Handy, George D. S 328 

Handy, Levin 239 

Haiiford, Thomas C 175 

Hansford, Col. Thomas.168, 171 

Hanson FA.MiLy 110 

Hanson , Alban 116 

Hanson, Col. Alex'der Baird. 

166, 167, 168, 173, 184. 274 
Hanson, Alexander Barraud.168 
Hanson, Chancellor, Alexan- 
der Contec 127, 128 

Hanson, Hon. Alexander 

Contec 128, 129 

Hanson, Andrew. ...60, 75. 106, 

107,108, 109,110,112,159. 

204, 205. 
Hanson, Annika...60, 108, 109, 

Hanson, Barberi...l09, 112, 15^^ 

Hanson, Barraud 168 

Hanson, Catharine.. 60, 75, 159 

Hanson, Charles Edward 130 

Hanson, Charles Grovenor.. 129, 

Hanson, Judge, Charles Wal- 
lace 128 

Hanson, Earnest 116 

Hanson, Edward Ill 

Hanson, Edward Alexander. 168 
Hanson, Edward Anderson.. 168 
Hanson, Frederick. 60, 159, 163, 

Hanson, Judge, Frederick... 15, 

165, 192, 308, 313, 352, 353. 
Hanson, George... 163, 165, 353 

Hanson, Captain George 165 

Hanson, George Adolphus .166, 

Hanson, Col. George A 127, 

168, 173, 196, 218, 354. 
Hanson, Geo. Washington.. 166, 





Hanson, Qrosvcnor 130 

Hanson, Gustavus.113, 16G, 313 
Hanson, Hans 65, 1C5, 308, 

313, 352, 353. 
Hanson, Col. Hans 60, 113, 

159,223,224,301, 321,322, 

323, 324, 337, 338, 340, 342, 

344.345,346,347, 348,349, 


Hanson, Hoskins 118 

Hanson , Isaac 116 

Hanson, John 110, 111 

Hanson, Col. John. 112, 113, 221 
Hanson, President, John. ..125, 

126, 127, 130, 253, 383. 
*Hanson, John Worthington.130 

Hanson, Josias II 116 

Hanson, Margaret 60, 159 

♦Hanson, Murray 130 

Hanson, Perc Wilmer 167 

Hanson, Lieut. Peter Contee.127 
Hanson, Randolph. 71, 112, 221 
Hanson, Richard Thompson. 118 

Hanson, Robert 113,383 

Hanson, Robert Winder 116 

Hanson, Samuel.. 114, 125, 383 

Hanson, Samuel Contee 130 

Hanson, St. Geo. Courtney. 168 

Hanson , Thomas 1 1 1 

Hanson, Thomas II 116 

Hanson, Judge Walter. 117, 124 
Hanson, William 112, 113, 125, 

159, 221. 

Harper, Dr. C. C 219 

Harper, Gen. Robert Good- 

loc 141 

Harper, Dr. William F 373 

Harrington, Henry William. 293 

Harris, Alexander 95 

Harris, Allan Alexander 95 

Harris, 15. V 228 

Harris, George 219 

Harris, James 81, 352, 353 

Harris, Capt. James... 350, 351, 
352, 381. 

Harris, James Morrison 49 

Harris, Rev. Mathias...375, 376 


Harris, Matthias 81, 381 

Harris, Spencer 95 

Harris, Capt. Thomas 65, 95 

Harris, William... 322, 347, 348, 
349, 350, 381. 

Harrison, Alexander B 96 

Harrison, George 297 

Harrision, Jonathan Perry... 96 

Harrison , Matthias 297 

Harrison, Richard 113, 383 

Harrison, Hon. Robert Han- 
son 1J3 

♦Harrison, Dr. Samuel Alex- 
ander 96 

Harrison, William G 55 

Harrison, William H 96 

Hart, Benjamin 170 

Hart, Nathaniel 169 

Hartwell, Mrs. Marie.... 90, 109 

Harwood, Henry 175 

Harwood, Henry Hall 31 

Haskins, Barclay 295 

Haskins, Joseph 295, 296 

Haskins, Capt. William 296 

Hatch, John 77 

Ilatchison , Robert 361 

Hatchison, Vincent 353 

Hatton, Sir Christopher 113 

Hatton, Thomas 112, 217 

Hawkins, Henry 346 

Hawkins, John 349 

Hawkins, Samuel 118 

Hawkins, Thomas 109, 215 

Hawley, Jerome 3 

Hayes, George 229 

Ilayward, R. E 247 

Hayward, Thomas 295 

Ilayward, Thomas Smyth.... 295 

Hayward, William 148,250, 

295, 382. 

Ilaywcll, Thomas 381 

Hazel, Benjamin 361 

Head, William 219, 220 

Hebb. Richard H 120 

Ileighe, Dr. James 186 

Hellena, Andrew 60, 109 

Ilcllen, Walter 50 




Ilendersbn, Andrew Fisher.. 178 

Henderson, Richard 82 

Hemslsy Family 251 

Hemsley, Alexander... 241, 252, 

nemsley, Philemon. ..238, 251, 

Hemsley, Philemon Henry.. 277 
Hemsley, Philemon William- 
son 277 

Hemsley, Thomas 252, 254 

Hemsley, William 40, 233, 237, 
251, 254, 382. 

Henry, Daniel 286 

Henry, James Buchanan.... 31 

Henry, Gov. John 288 

Henry, Col. William 185 

Hepbron Family 196 

Hepbron, Edward Wroth.... 199 

Hepbron, George 197 

Hepbron, James 197, 198 

Hepbron. John 190, 197 

Hepbron, Joseph 197 

Hepbron, Louis Spearman... 198 
Hepbron. Thomas.... 197, 198, 

356, 360. 
♦Hepbron, Scwcll....l90, 197, 

199, 200, 380. 
Hepbron, Rev. Scwcll..l98, 380 

Hepbron, William 199 

Hepbron, William Thomas... 197 

Hereford, John liurr 36 

Herman, Augustus 80 

Herman, Casper Augustine.. 80, 

Herman, Ephraim Augus- 
tine 80, 380 

Herman, George 80 

Herman, Matthias 81 

Herron. John 134 

Hicks, John 360 

Hicks, IJogcr 356, 358 

Hicks, William 332 

Hipgenbotham, Oliver 353 

Hill, Clement 247 

Hill, Christian 24, 25, 61 

Hill, John 175 


Hill, Thomas.. .24, 60, 61, 105, 

215, 216. 

Hill, Jr., Thomas 61, 109 

Hill, of Balto., Thomas 102 

Hinson, John 223. 230, 298, 

299, 301. 321, 340. 

Hinson, Thomas 106, 107 

Hix, Thomas 347 

Hodges Family 309 

Hodges, Jr., B. M 177 

*Hodgep, James... 66, 309, 310, 

Hodges, Capt. James ..309, 316 
Hodges, Hon. Jas..66, 166, 310 

Hodges, John 245, 347 

Hodges, Robert 66, 309 

Hodges, Robert Beverly 310 

Hodges, William 308, 309 

Hodges, William Hanson.... 310 
*Hodges, William Ringgold. 66, 


Hoff, Rev. John F 55 

Hoffman, George 260 

Hoffman, George Bricc 45 

Hoffman, Jeremiah 257 

Holeager, Philip 99 

Holdman, Edward 354, 356 

Ilollcndare, Peter 74 

HolUdaj, Hobert 185 

HollingBworth , Horatio 150 

Hollings worth, Capt. Wm..,183 

Hollman, Abraham.. 60 

Hollyday Family 246 

Hollyday, Clement 247 

♦Hollyday, Geo. Tilghman .243 

Hollyday, George T 249 

Hollyday, George Steuart...249 

Hollyday, Henry 246, 250 

Hollyday, James.. .30, 52, 147, 

148, 246, 258. 
Hollyday, Hon. James.246, 248, 

363, 382, 383. 

Hollyday, Lamar 249 

Hollyday, Col. Leonard 247 

Hollyday, Dr. Leonard 247 

Hollyday, Richard 236 




♦Hollyday, Hod. Richard 

Carmichael 250 

Hollyday . Richard Tilghman.250 

Hollyday, Col. Thomas 246 

Hollyday, Urban 247 

Hollyday, Wm....239, 240, 249 
Hollyday, William Murray.. 250 
Holm, John Campanius.75, 159 

Hood, John 24 

Hooe, Bernard 121 

Hopkins, Benjamin 160 

Hopkins, James Batcraan....8C8 

Hopkins j Joseph 1 GO 

Hopkins, Philip... 340, 345, 354 

Hopkins, lie v. Wni. Henry.. 31 7 

Hopkins, William Henry 317 

Hopkinson, Rev. Thomas ...363 

Hooper, Henry 147, 380 

Hopper, Daniel C 192 

Hopper, Judge Philemon 

Blake 167 

Hopper, Capt. William 382 

Hopping, Dr. Stiles 118 

Horner, James 60, 106, 203 

Hosier, Henry.. .222, 224, 230. 

297, 298, 299. 300, 301,322 

Hospital of Maryland 167 

Ilossingcr , Joseph 1 83 

Hough , Richard 243 

Houston Family 99 

Houston, Benjamin 99 

Houston, Hon. James 99 

Houston, Dr. Benjamin F...98, 

101, 260. 

Houston, William 99 

Houston, Dr. William 101 

Howard Family 40 

Howard , Benjam in 378 

Howard, Hon. Bcnj. Chew.. 45, 


Howard, Charles 37, 40, 47 

Howard, Charles llidgcly.... 44 

Howard, Cornelius 41, 42 

Howard, David llidgely 46 

Howard, Francis Key 47 

Howard, Gov. Of orgc 44 


Howard, Harry Carroll 46 

Howard, James 46 

Howard, James McHenry... 46 

Howard, John 169 

Howard, John Eager 44 

Howard, Col. John Eager.. 40, 

41, 42, 43. 

Howard, Joseph 317 

Howard, Joseph W 164 

Howard, Joshua 40, 42 

Howard Matthew 881 

Howard Mathia.s 360 

♦Howard, McHenry... 47 

Howard, William 45 

Howard, William Ross 46 

Howes, Abraham 276 

Hubley, Jacob 333 

Hubley, Hon. Thomas 333 

Hud, John 59 

Hudde, Andreas 75, 76 

Hudson, James 355 

Hudson, Philip 860, 361 

Hughes, Col. G. W 66 

Hughes, Capt. John 55 

Hughes. Rev. Philip. .375, 376 

Hull, Fardiando 360 

Hume, Harry 265